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Date:      Sat, 16 Jul 2011 22:39:06 -0500
From:      Ryan Coleman <>
To:        Bill Tillman <>
Subject:   Re: how to force a hard reboot remotely
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You can set up a BIOS boot time, if you can get onsite... that would =
allow you to power it down at, say, 11:59PM and have it power back on at =

Or a UPS that's controlled by another machine. Or the magic packet WOL =
option... but those require another machine. Maybe a switch or router =
than can send WOL packets would be a possibility?


On Jul 16, 2011, at 10:31 PM, Bill Tillman wrote:

> WOW! That's a tall order. A reboot from remote is simple, but a cold =
> don't think that's possible unless you have some kind of Wake-On-Lan =
capable NIC=20
> which could detect a connection attempt while the machine is off. I =
can't say=20
> that for sure because what you've got to remember is that with a cold =
boot, the=20
> machine will no longer remember what OS it was running until it =
reboots. My=20
> advice would be to get to the console if you absolutely have to cold =
boot it. Or=20
> call someone nearby the console and have the actually turn the machine =
off, wait=20
> the obligatory 30 seconds and then restart it. Someone else may have a =
> idea.
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