I have access to a remote server linux workspace, which is currently overloaded with jobs from many users and thus is not responding to any ssh request,
currently we do not have any IT personnel to take care of that thingy and we do the administering ourselves, so we do not have any other way other than to hit a manual restart.
I did a bit of googling and found things like telnet but those are what need to be preinstalled on the server itself and they arent currently, I have an option of going to the server location on short notice but that will be my option tomorrow if required.
It would be really helpful if someone can suggest some sort of solution to this problem like remotely logging in with another protocol other than ssh which comes as a default package in linux distros.
I know to many it would seem as a non-productive and too localized question but i found that this question has not been clearly addressed anywhere on the internet.
- Is there another remote-login protocol that I can use which would work in this scenario?
- Is there an alternative to turning off the main power switch? i.e. we do have a display there so we do try that beforehand.
- Is it possible to prevent this from happening? with some kind of linux software?