Manual Reference Pages - BOS_EXEC (8)
bos_exec - Executes a command on a remote server machine
bos exec -server <machine name> -cmd <command to execute>
[-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]
bos e -s <machine name> -cm <command to execute>
[-ce <cell name>] [-n] [-l] [-h]
The bos exec command executes the indicated command on the file server
machine named by the -server argument. Its intended use is to reboot
the machine, using the /sbin/reboot command or equivalent.
-server <machine name>
Indicates the server machine on which to execute the command. Identify
the machine by IP address or its host name (either fully-qualified or
abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see bos(8).
-cmd <command to execute>
Specifies the complete local disk pathname of the command to execute (for
example, /sbin/reboot). Surround this argument with double quotes
("") if the command contains one or more spaces.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument
with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. Do not
combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/usr/local/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter presents the
ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this
flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The following command reboots the machine fs2.abc.com. The issuer has
previously issued the bos shutdown command to shutdown all processes
% bos exec -server fs2.abc.com -cmd /sbin/shutdown -r now
The issuer must be listed in the /usr/local/etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the
machine named by the -server argument, or must be logged onto a server
machine as the local superuser root if the -localauth flag is
The bos exec command is not available on servers running in restricted
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