I was recently setting a couple linux distros at home and wanted to leave the machines down the hallway in closet (where I wouldn’t have to look at or listen to them).
Normally I use Virtual Machines for this sort of stuff; but in this case I needed them to be physical hosts. And I wanted a lazy way to shut them off when I’m done (without walking down the hallway).
remote shutdown LINUX box:
shutdown -h now
works on Fedora 14 (May 2011).
works on OpenSUSE 11.4 (May 2011).