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Re: ctrl-c during boot != good



On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 13:49 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Dax Kelson (dax gurulabs com) said: 
> > SysVinit-2.86-12
> > ----------------
> > * Thu Sep 21 2006 Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> - 2.86-12
> > - set controlling tty for /etc/rc so that ctrl-c can be passed to hung
> >   services (#184340)
> > 
> > I don't have the permission to read the bug, so I could be interpreting
> > this wrong.
> > 
> > You do *not* want users to be able to press ctrl-c during boot up.
> > Otherwise they can completely fsck the starting of daemons or commands
> > (like remounting / rw), possibly causing a serious security breach. This
> > is also a disaster for a kiosk where random malicious joe blows can
> > screwup and stop the boot.
> > 
> > I filed a bug circa 1997ish to fix the "can press control-c during
> > bootup" problem. Lets not go backwards.
> 
> We have multiple requests from people who want to be able to press
> ctrl-c to stop hanging daemons. Note that you can *already* interrupt
> rc.sysinit.
> 
> Bill
> 

I second Dax's comment.
Can you make it configurable?

Gilboa


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