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Date:      Sun, 17 Jul 2011 07:11:34 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Daniel Feenberg <feenberg@nber.org>
To:        Dan Nelson <dnelson@allantgroup.com>
Cc:        Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>, FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: how to force a hard reboot remotely
Message-ID:  <alpine.LFD.2.00.1107170707590.4350@nber7.nber.org>
In-Reply-To: <20110717034459.GN6611@dan.emsphone.com>
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> In the last episode (Jul 16), Aryeh Friedman said:
>> Is there any way to force a complete power down and then reset of a i386
>> without physically being present?
>

You haven't said what about an ordinary "shutdown -r" isn't satisfactory, 
but we have an iboot gizmo

   http://dataprobe.com/remote-reboot.html

that we use on a (non-FreeBSD) server that hangs from time to time. WOL 
also works.

Daniel Feenberg



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