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Bug 596556 - System shutdown button through remote NX sessions: dangerous and irresponsible
Summary: System shutdown button through remote NX sessions: dangerous and irresponsible
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nx
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Axel Thimm
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-26 23:44 UTC by james henders
Modified: 2010-12-03 14:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 14:19:02 UTC

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Description james henders 2010-05-26 23:44:04 UTC
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.

bad devs,


Comment 1 james henders 2010-05-26 23:45:02 UTC
dont kick this one to the back burner

Comment 2 Axel Thimm 2010-07-05 20:12:14 UTC
(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?

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 14:04:43 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-12-03 14:19:02 UTC
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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