CTRL+ATL+DELETE will be the most commonly used shortcut key when we work on windows . Watch out that you never use this key (CTRL+ATL+DELETE) on linux server. The default Linux installation treats CTRL+ATL+DELETE command to immediately reboot the Linux system without any warning signals.
To avoid this to happen we need to edit the inittab file /etc/inittab
The inittab file /etc/inittab describes which processes are started at bootup and during normal operation also it tells how the INIT process should set up the system in a certain run-level.
Open the file /etc/inittab in editor mode and search for the string
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
comment this line to prevent accidental reboots.
#ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
To make the inittab changes effective immediately with out reeboting Linux execute the command
kill -HUP 1
This will restart the Linux master process (init) immediately to re-read modified inittab settings.