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I am new in linux. I want to know the exact command to restart a red hat linux server 6.3. and it has to start network drivers etc.

I am using VPN to connect to remote machine using VNC.

Can anyone help from the issue.

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Are you trying to wake up a sleeping remote machine with no active network connections? – zero2cx Sep 24 '12 at 3:55

Maybe I'm not understanding the question, but assuming you have root (or sudo) privileges, then reboot (or /sbin/shutdown -r now) will perform a full system reboot.

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i want restart system by remote terminal i have root acces – Akshay Aug 27 '12 at 8:14
Then reboot (or /sbin/shutdown -r now) will perform a full system reboot - even if commanded from SSH – Andrew Aug 27 '12 at 8:20

To restart your machine just use


All the services that are configured to start will be started as usual.

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Hi some thing like int0 to init 6... which mode it ll change..? – Akshay Aug 27 '12 at 7:19
Just an addition, you have to be root for this and for restarting everything correctly, the system has to be set up correctly. – Michael K Aug 27 '12 at 7:21
@Michaek IT wont go to different mode. like init1 or some other – Akshay Aug 27 '12 at 7:24
May be: sudo reboot is better. – shasi kanth Jun 19 '14 at 10:59
@shasi on a standard RH installation a normal user does not have the permission to reboot. Then either edit sudoers or get a root shell and reboot. – Matteo Jun 19 '14 at 11:11

Not sure if this helps to you (provided I got you right). I believe you want to reboot remote linux machine.

Make sure you have root access and then run below command.

ssh root@destination_server_to_be_rebooted reboot


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