> If a user were to take the PWRDWNSYS command from a command line, just smack > enter to take defaults (controlled/30 minutes I think) - is there ANY way to > cancel that, or does it have to do its thing all the way through? > > No pending emergency here mind you, just curious. > I have worked in a couple of shops where users were NOT secured from executing this command, and in both shops a user was able to negotiate to the menu and select the PWRDWNSYS command and execute it. As the other postings have indicated, once it has started, the only way to handle it is to get everyone off the system and let it power down, then start it up again. However, this has led me to make the following recommendations to all of my clients. The security for the following commands should be restricted to the system administrator or QSECOFR, with *PUBLIC having *EXCLUDE authority: PWRDWNSYS ENDSYS ENDSBS ENDJOB HLDJOBQ HLDSBS (and generally any of the HLD* or END* commands) Of course, many of the user profiles should already be restricted from executing any of these commands by virtue of the way that their user profiles should have been created, but the security for these commands should be reviewed to determine if there is any exposure.
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