Jason L. wrote:

> I am trying to setup an account so that whoever logs in with that
> account, the machine will shutdown. The goal is to allow anyone to
> shut down the machine without giving that person root access.

Can't you use 'sudo' for that? Look at
to get it or use SGI Freeware. With 'sudo' you can set up an
environment, where you can allow certain users (or groups, or machines)
to execute commands as root - while being logged and without giving out
the root-password.