Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x)

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Mon Mar 31 15:08:24 PDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Walker
> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 11:37 AM
> To: Kent Hauser; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x)
> I would like to know of any other easier ways to do this.

Any network admin worth his salt has an old win98 system tucked
away that can be used to create bootable dos cd's.  And if your
really a wizard you have a windows for workgroups 3.11 system
tucked away as there are devices (notably HP JetDirect print servers)
that can only be firmware-updated from that platform, plus you
have a genuine DOS system with an
EGA card and monitor in inventory, like I do. ;-)  I'm sure one of
these days I'll need it for something...

The ultimate guru's of course, have in addition to this, a trash-80,
an Apple II, a Commodore PET, and a VAX 11/70 plus the 3-phase power
to run it - and still remember how to boot all of them....


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