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TeamSpeak Restart

Posted on 2014-01-31
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I'm looking for a way to run SSH commands via a PHP file and stop and restart my Teamspeak server.  I want this for some of my staff to be able to restart the server that cannot use SSH.

Is there a way to do this?

When they click the link it would need to run this command:

./ts3server_startscript.sh stop

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Then delay about 10 seconds.

Then run this command:
./ts3server_startscript.sh start inifile=ts3server.ini

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The location of the start script is /home/starcit/ts/teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64
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I would say the "safest" way to do this is to create a PHP file that has a form and a button on it. When they click the button, the PHP script simply creates a file in /tmp called "restart_teamspeak.flag", like this:

<?php
if(isset($_POST["restart_teamspeak"]))
{
   file_put_contents("/tmp/restart_teamspeak.flag","");
   echo "Starting the restart process. This may take up to a minute.";
}
else
{
  echo "<form action='".basename(__FILE__)."' method='post'><input type='submit' value='Restart Teamspeak'></form>";
}

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...then create a shell script that checks for the existence of the file and simply runs those commands if it finds /tmp/restart_teamspeak.flag and then deletes the file after it's done.

Finally, create a cron job that runs that shell script every minute.

This should give you a safe way to kick off that process via a web server.

You CAN alternatively set up a web server with enough permissions to run the commands directly, but this typically means that it will have enough permissions to do other things, as well, which creates a huge vulnerability.
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