How do you bounce a server when your not behind your desk…?

I had this situation today… a staging server went wonky to the extent that I couldn’t ssh in. Luckily I have an iPhone so I could reboot the VPS via my hosting providers web based control panel, which I have to say has been rock solid. Over the last 3 years I had only 4 outages basically 99.99 uptime.

So my question is can’t we have an url to reboot the server that we can bookmark? Something that will authenticates me and kicks of the reboot same as if I did it via the control panel.

Let me know your thoughts I’m very curious.

One thought on “How do you bounce a server when your not behind your desk…?

  1. For single token authentication, this should be quite possible. It’s as secure as changing/resetting your password in that respect.

    The problem is ofcourse that the token is used up on every reboot, so you will have to log in and prep another use later on. From this perspective, the bookmark is a bit useless.

    The flip-side is reusable tokens, but then you stand the risk of malicious access to your “reboot” url, which is obviously bad.

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