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Re: SSH revised

From: Bas Wijnen
Subject: Re: SSH revised
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 16:28:11 +0200
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On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 02:27:39PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> "Before you log on to the terminal, press the keys CTRL, ALT and
> DELETE all at the same time to get to the log on dialog.

I think a system request key (which may directly do a terminal reset, but must
at least present you a system-controlled menu from which you can do a terminal
reset) is a very good idea.  But let's please use a key combination which
suits the task, and that means including the key labeled "SysRq" in it.  Linux
uses alt-SysRq, which seems good to me.  Much better anyway than the
combination which people think of as "what do I press when the computer

Yes, I know Windows NT uses ctrl-alt-del, and I think that was an incredibly
bad choice of them.

(And yes, I also know that we aren't deciding about things like this, but I
wouldn't want to have this decided without thinking about it once we do


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