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At home in the UK I have a D-Link ShareCentre (DNS320) and I'm in Venezuela at the moment. I have been using it fine for a while (accessing web GUI, etc) but today I an unable to login. I'm getting the login screen, but when entering password, it shows page cannot be displayed.

I obviously can't get in to reboot it, so I was wondering if I can remote onto my linux bix (other device) and reboot it from the prompt?

I can SSH onto my linux box and then ping the ShareCentre from there, but just need to be able to reboot it.

Thanks

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I have never used or seen a ShareCentre - does it run Ubuntu/Debian/some other Linux distro? Can you SSH into it via your Linux box? We need more information about your setup. –  Clive van Hilten Mar 19 '13 at 22:15
    
Hi Clive, its running some linux distro and you can ssh into it but I havent got that configured at the moment. –  user141795 Mar 19 '13 at 22:34
    
I just thought there was a linux command with the ip address which would force a restart –  user141795 Mar 19 '13 at 23:01
    
I'm not aware of such a command, sorry. If you could SSH into the ShareCentre then you could do sudo shutdown -r now which is the command to restart the machine. Thinking about it, to be able to do as you suggest could be a real security 'problem' in the hands of a malicious person. See stackoverflow.com/questions/8528392/… and ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1201547 –  Clive van Hilten Mar 20 '13 at 16:54
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You need what the telco industry calls RHE - remote hands and eyes, aka someone to go into your home and reboot it manually ... :-) –  Clive van Hilten Mar 20 '13 at 22:09
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