We set up a server for Teamspeak and Minecraft in a friend's appartment. At the moment he is not around. The server seems to have crashed, but not completely (still able to ping). I do have root, but I can't connect via Windows Remote Desktop. The FTP server is also down ("Server unexpectedly closed network connection").

How can I reboot the server? Is there a way to cause a kernel panic or something like that (last resort)?

  • Can you connect over SSH? Also, if the server is behind his router, then it's his router which is responding to the pings. The server might be completely crashed, or shut down. – Darth Android Feb 18 '13 at 21:38
  • no, putty returns the same error as filezilla – Urinprobe Feb 18 '13 at 21:40
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    If connection attempts are all closed unexpectedly, then there's probably not much you can do without physical access to the server. – Darth Android Feb 18 '13 at 21:41
  • Couldn't I use some kind of DoS attack? – Urinprobe Feb 18 '13 at 21:43
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    @Urinprobe: If you could, don't you think that that would be an even bigger problem than the one you're currently facing? – Der Hochstapler Feb 18 '13 at 21:46

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