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Old 09-11-2003, 04:43 AM   #1
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auto power on not off

hi iam wondering??? is there away to auto on(power on) a linux box??? in our company i just remotely shutdown my 4linux box after office hours....then the next day i have to wakeup 5:00am in the morning just to turn on my 4 server everyday is there another way to auto on my 4 server?? thks!
Old 09-11-2003, 04:58 AM   #2
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this is an interesting post.. if u get an answer anywhere else .. do post it here on forum...
Old 09-11-2003, 06:27 AM   #3
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Question I have a better question

Why do you turn it off? Is electricity that expensive? I would leave them on. Set it to do some processing automatically etc, might take off some of the load during the day.

Just curious.

Old 09-11-2003, 09:32 PM   #4
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yes in our country electricity is expensive .....our company is small...we cant afford to waste so much electricity
and we cant afford hardware failure and it bad to the enviroment sortoff??? and another reason my 4 linux box is only a fileserver nothing else running complicated like apache,bind,sendmail night the server is running without purpose and the most important reason our server is only a cheap clone server and iam worrying it will breakdown if continues running.... i choose linux because it performed great in a cheap computer and our company benifite for that

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Old 09-12-2003, 12:09 PM   #5
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There is a "wake-on-lan" feature available. It is not supported by all network cards, but if you get it working it should staqrt your computer the first time someone tries to access the file server. They'll just have to understand that the first access in the morning will require some patience.

I don't know much about this feature, but a google/linux search turns up a lot of responses and there's probably a HOW-TO file on
Old 09-12-2003, 12:28 PM   #6
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You could check you BIOS for an option to power on on a time(mine has it.)
If you do not have that option, then the wake-on-lan camelrider suggested may be the way to go. There is a mini How-To at ,

you can get a windows wake-on-lan program at ,

and you can get a linux wake-on-lan app at .

The mini-How-To describes all of how it works.

Old 09-12-2003, 07:43 PM   #7
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thk u guys for your replys.... i will try all your suggestion


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