prompt for confirmation for reboot in suse server

Hi All,

I accidentally rebooted a server from ILO. I don't want to happen it again.
I want the server to prompt for users confirmation before it actually takes a reboot. I think I can have server prompt for commands : reboot, shutdown -r. I am looking for some kind of server prompts for ctrl+alt+del, if accidentally pressed from ILO key.
Please suggest how can I go with implementing that.
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Hi,

inittab is responsible for trapping CTRL+ALT+DEL. Find this line in /etc/inittab

ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

and comment it out. save and exit finally execute:

killall -HUP init

Now you're done. CTRL+ALT+DEL is disabled. You don't have to worry about CRL+ALT+DEL again.

Cheers,
K.
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
You can even modify it to print a warning:

ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/bin/echo "CTRL-ALT-DEL is disabled"

instead of kill you'd better use:

tellinit q
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Opps sorry there is a typo there. to restart the init use this command:

init q

not "tellinit q"

Cheers,
K.
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vmwarecv1Author Commented:
KeremE,

Thank you very much.
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
You're welcome :) I'm happy to see you've liekd my suggestion.  This has happened to me in the past. When I was using IP KVM.
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