Reboot Windows Computer Remotely through SSH running on Tomato?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by threehappypenguins, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. threehappypenguins

    threehappypenguins Networkin' Nut Member

    I have an SSH server running on Tomato and am able to create an SSH tunnel successfully through Putty. I know I can type the command "reboot" and it will reboot the router. Is there a command where I can reboot a Windows computer that is on that network? I know it's internet IP address.
  2. Eddie Seelke

    Eddie Seelke Reformed Router Member

    It is possible. I did something like this last year using FreeSSHd.

    Basically, you need to install an SSH server in Windows, like FreeSSHd, run it as a service and setup your Tomato router to connect using a key. Then you can issue commands in Tomato that will in turn run them on the PC.

    I had made a script called win_shutdown like this:
    for myHost in $1
      count=$(ping -c $COUNT $myHost | grep 'received' | awk -F',' '{ print $2 }' | awk '{ print $1 }')
        if [ $count -eq 1 ]; then
        ssh -i /jffs/id_rsa sshd@$myHost 'shutdown -s -t 120 -c "Computer will shutdown in two minutes!"'
    And then would use cron to run the command:
    /jffs/win_shutdown computer1.domain.lan
    Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more info.

    WilsonL likes this.
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