shut down without shutdown

Andrew Jorgensen andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 09:12:41 MST 2007


On Nov 9, 2007 10:18 AM, Jared Ottley <jottley at gmail.com> wrote:
> take a look at this
>
>   http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Shutdown_headless_server_when_power-button_pressed

Some distros are configured this way already, to shut down gracefully
when the power button is pressed.  Probably requires ACPI.

I find it very strange that someone would want a headless server to
shutdown anyway.  This seems a really strange requirement at first
glance.

You might also be interested in how to wake it up without touching it.
 Words to search for on google are wake-on-lan and magic packet.  And
for those not familiar with the technology, it doesn't wake on any
packet, just on a magic packet directed at it specifically,  Also,
it's completely stateless so there's a good chance it won't work with
just one packet it seems.



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