remotely shutdown a LINUX box (over an SSH session)

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).

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