Subject: Re: ctrl+alt+del
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/09/2001 21:56:51
> Yeah, but that's longer and, the other people doesn't know root password.
> That's not a good idea for me. If there is no other thing, I'll try to
> add support to the kernel to do this.

There has been a discussion on how to do this on tech-kern (in January 2001,
subject "Kernel <-> init communication for shutdown").

It's only clear consensus was: this has to be configurable.

Some other points to note: Ctrl-Alt-Del is just one of the i386 specific
incarnation of a signal the user sends to initiate a shutdown. Pressing the
"Power" button on a Mac keyboard is the same, as it is on Sun's (where there
is another soft-power button in the case).

Actually, on modern PCs, pressing the power button should do the same - via
some ACPI magick in the kernel.