[K12OSN] Shutting clients down: was tight vnc connection to ltsp client refused (111 error)

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Tue May 30 05:10:52 UTC 2006

On 5/29/06, Eric Harrison <eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us> wrote:
> On Mon, 29 May 2006, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> > On 5/29/06, Dan Visentin <visentind at hdsb.ca> wrote:
> >>
> >>  btw... another great feature to add, if you are so inclined, is another
> >> button to shutdown all the workstations remotely using /usr/sbin/ltspinfo
> >> --host=wsXXX --shutdown (or --reboot).  I'm considering modifying the
> >> sourcecode for fun (I know that's dangerous... but what the heck!).
> >>  At any rate, I appreciate your looking into these problems created by my
> >> follies!
> >>
> >
> > Thank you Dan !!!!!!!!
> > I always wanted this feature to be in fl_tt. I had actually asked this
> > question on the list last year Dec 19th. I got no replies and figured
> > it wasn't possible. Rest assured the next version will have this
> > feature (now that I know it can be done). No more walking around
> > shutting systems off by hand. :)
> > Now if only there was a way to boot them remotely. sigh.
> You have to enable an undocumented setting in lts.conf for this to work
> (hint: grep SHUTDOWN /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/*).

yes, I know. I already did it.

> The reason this feature is undocumented and disabled by default is that
> there is NO AUTHENTICATION yet. That means your kids can shutdown/reboot
> any terminal they please if they figure this out :-(

What if you change the permission of ltspinfo to 754?

Robert Arkiletian
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