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Date:               Tue, 5 Dec 1995 09:27:20 +600 CDT
From:      "Larry Dolinar" <LARRYD@bldg1.croute.com>
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        wlclarke@cats.ucsc.edu, FreeBSD-Questions@freebsd.org
Subject:         Re: USR modem setup [ How to setup auto answer ]
Message-ID:  <BCA2C3C30FF@bldg1.croute.com>

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|  Date sent:      Sat, 2 Dec 1995 22:07:13 -0600 (CST)
|  From:           John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>
|  To:             Michael Jamet <mjamet@panix.com>
|  Copies to:      wlclarke@cats.ucsc.edu, FreeBSD-Questions@freebsd.org
|  Subject:        Re: USR modem setup [ How to setup auto answer ]

|  > PS How do you ctl-alt-del from FreeBSD?
|  
|  NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use ctrl-alt-del from within any OS other than DOS.  
|  That includes FreeBSD.  NEVER use ctrl-alt-del from within FreeBSD.
|  
|  To reboot, login as root and type:
|  
|  shutdown -r now
|  
|  Rebooting with ctrl-alt-del can corrupt your filesystems and cause data 
|  loss.  Sorry for yelling, but this is a very important point.
|  

Disputed: termcap equates this to a halt sequence, and I've NEVER had 
filesystem problems, though I tend to use more sane means for shutting 
down (like an explicit 'halt').

Novell Netware for example ignores Ctrl+Alt+Del.  It all depends on what 
the OS thinks of the combination, though I agree: indiscriminate use is 
at your own risk.

regards,
larry



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