WOL on Tyan 2466N

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu May 23 14:19:11 PDT 2002

On Thu, 23 May 2002, Geoffrey D. Jacobs wrote:

> I had wondered about an snmp administration method.  Hopefully, 
> someone's got some literature about it so I can do the fix from my 
> Debian workstation, should I need to. I'm all out of floppies to make 
> DOS boot disks :(.

Seth is planning to try to boot DOS over PXE.  That would really
simplify patching -- all the bios flashes and so forth that require a
floppy to be in the system suck.

That would be a good thing.

> The weird thing is, after moving all the machines in question onto a new 
> shelf, none of the machines which previously listened for wake-on-lan 
> don't do it anymore. Settings must be stored on an EEPROM which is not 
> powered by the BIOS battery.

Hmm, do you have 2466N's or 2466N-M's?  They (according to reports) have
different BIOSs.  Also, a tyan bios that forgets its settings when
powered down is a symptom of one of the buggy releases.  You should
probably upgrade to 4.01q or thereabouts (which was current as of a week


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