On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, David Murphy wrote:
>Quoting <Pine.LNX.3.96.1000107120413.6248F-100000 at ns2.tornado.ie>
>by Johno Sullivan <johno at tornado.ie>:
>>>>> On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Paul Mc Auley wrote:
>>>> >That's a policy thing, by default NTWS allows shutdown from the login and
>> >Server doesn't, it's configurable and is there for obvious reasons.
>> > Paul
>>>> obvious to who? not me.
>>Well, as described above, you need to be able to log in as
>Administrator to shutdown a server, but an ordinary plebian can
>shutdown a workstation. Given that workstations sit on plebian desks,
>this makes a certain amount of sense. Letting a plebian who somehow
>manages to get into the server room reboot a server without logging in
>would not make sense.
powerswitch vs ctrlaltdel - I thought of that myself and I'm not buying
it as a valid reason. All it does is prevent people without accounts from
doing a SAFE shutdown.
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