Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

Broadcast Message from root (pts/int) on server [date]


This message from the wall(1M) command is transmitted to all users logged into a system. You could see it during a rlogin(1) or telnet(1) session, or on terminals connected to a timesharing system.


Carefully read the broadcast message. Often this broadcast is followed by a shutdown warning.

For details about system shutdown, refer to "The system will be shut down in int minutes".

See Also

For more information on bringing down the system, see the section on halting the system in the System Administration Guide, Volume 1. If you are using AnswerBook online documentation, "halting the system" is a good search string.