Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 596556
System shutdown button through remote NX sessions: dangerous and irresponsible
Last modified: 2010-12-03 09:19:02 EST
When you nx into a machine on fedora 12, there is a "shutdown" button now below the logout button.
I should not have to explain to the developers how absolutely dangerous and foolhardy it was to put that there.
If a remote server shuts down, thats it.
Do not pass go, do not collect $200
Backsides are on the line, and it will hit the fan if someone accidently presses "Shutdown" instead of "Logout"
I did this, and I was saved because there were people physically by the server, and another server took over via heartbeat.
People will lose their jobs over this, mark my words,
If you want to shut down the server remotely via an X session, open a terminal and type "halt -p", no mistakes that way.
Its like you put a bear trap strong enough to snap a persons leg in half, right in the middle of a crowded urban sidewalk.
dont kick this one to the back burner
(In reply to comment #0)
> When you nx into a machine on fedora 12, there is a "shutdown" button now below
> the logout button.
Where exactly do you see the shutdown button (screenshot perhaps?). Is it part of the session or of the client?
There hasn't been any significant change for a long time to explain the appearance of a new "shutdown" button. Are you perhaps using nomachine's client?
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