How Do I Remotely Reboot Linux System?

by admin on September 27, 2005 · 11 comments

in Tip that matters

A remote Linux / UNIX server can be rebooted using following methods:

A) Login to remote server using ssh as root user and use any one of the following syntax:

ssh root@remote-server-ip


ssh root@remote-server-name

When prompted for password please supply remote server root password.

B) Type reboot command as follows:


You can also save time using the following reboot command over ssh session:
ssh root@ reboot
ssh reboot

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Art October 15, 2008 at 2:03 am

Obviously it’s ssh, not shh

2 nc November 5, 2008 at 3:30 am


3 kashyap June 24, 2009 at 3:38 am

is it possible for normal user to reboot like :
ssh sudo reboot

4 Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 3:02 am

yes. If you of course know the root’s password.

5 billy April 22, 2010 at 9:50 pm

and are added to sudoers :-P

6 std May 25, 2010 at 5:59 am

just tell me how to login in ssh with ip and root password, i am using putty for login but when http is down not able to login, and other end ip is ping fine.

pls tell me how i can reboot server myself..


7 Anonymous June 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

no becaus non user has not permision
only supur user

8 Narendra June 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm

how to remotliy shutdown linux RHEL 5.0 systems
i have only system ip not password

9 hany February 6, 2011 at 9:03 am

how to restart remotely a hanged up linux server

i tried ssh root@servername, but with no reply..?

10 victoria February 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm

How do I get the GNU GRUB box off my computer??? Everytime I turn on my computer it comes up and I can’t enter ny system at all. Can someone please assist me.

11 geochrys November 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm

But if you’re ssh’ing then it’s not a remote reboot.
is there a way to remotely reboot a server.
server1>reboot -s server2

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