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Date:      Sun, 03 Dec 1995 13:29:44 -0800
From:      David Greenman <davidg@Root.COM>
To:        John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>
Cc:        Michael Jamet <mjamet@panix.com>, wlclarke@cats.ucsc.edu, FreeBSD-Questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: USR modem setup [ How to setup auto answer ] 
Message-ID:  <199512032129.NAA00694@corbin.Root.COM>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 02 Dec 95 22:07:13 CST." <Pine.BSF.3.91.951202220540.4729D-100000@complete.org> 

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>> 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.

   Actually, FreeBSD's handling of ctrl-alt-del is not dangerous. It causes
the kernel to do a controlled reboot, almost identical to "reboot" or
"shutdown -r now".

-DG



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