how to force a hard reboot remotely

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Sun Jul 17 03:45:03 UTC 2011

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?

If you have a server motherboard with IPMI (or a high-end server with a
service processor module), you can use that to power cycle the system
remotely even if the OS is hung.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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