> This sounds like an interesting proposal. The only problem is that your > Diskless Client (DC) would have to have the MAC address of the server > somehow available for it's boot ROM - there is no way for the boot ROM > to > discover the MAC address of the server without another server available. I like to Hardware-encode the MAC addresses into the ROM, so I donīt need an running server. I have two NICīs , one for use and one if the first will fail later. So when I send the wol magic packet to two MAC adresses, it shoud work for a long time. Of cause if the secound NIC fail too, I need to burn new ROMīs, but this is OK for me. > > So, apart from that, I see no particular reason why it wouldn't be > possible > to hack the wol.c code into the boot ROM. Before you send out the bootp > request packet, just broadcast the wol magic packet with the servers MAC > address in it - then wait a couple of minutes for the server to boot up, > then go on with the bootp request. Nice to hear, it is posible. I think so, too. ;-) But have you an idear, how to build a wol magic packet without an OS running? By, Joachim > > Cheers, > > Bob Edwards (author of wol.c). > =========================================================================== > This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: > Bob Edwards <Robert.Edwards@anu.edu.au> > To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string > in > it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this > list, > send a mail to email@example.com. > -- Sent through GMX FreeMail - http://www.gmx.net =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Joachim Wolff <firstname.lastname@example.org> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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