software speech

Tony Baechler tony at
Fri Aug 22 06:13:16 EDT 2008

Janina Sajka wrote:
> So very, very true. In fact, this has at times fooled me into rebooting
> the wrong machine. My error , orf course, in not paying attention to the
> hostname which is part of my prompt. But, it has in fact happened that
> I've rebooted a machine half way around the planet when I meant to
> reboot the laptop I was typing on.

I can't comment on distros other than Debian, but there is a package 
called mollygard or mollyguard which is supposed to prevent this.  It 
still allows reboots but will prompt you if you're connected via ssh.  I 
haven't used it.

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