This house has features I can only dream about...
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WoL, or WakeonLan is the facility to wake a computer from a suspend or sleep mode by sending a magic packet to it via the LAN. Your motherboard must support it and you usually have to configure the BIOS to enable it.
OK, I know it's a bit late but I've been really busy ...
These are quite nice little switches for home networking purposes, gigabit capability with jumbo frames, 16 ports, no fan, 12W power consumption and a basic managed capability for the adventurous.
I built a new Node-0 cabinet to replace my metal wall cabinet type. The main reason was to get a bit more height and also some more depth at the bottom where it tucks under the roof apex so that I can fit some deeper server cases in there.
But whilst I was at it I changed my fan arrangement. Instead of trying to suck hot air out I now blow cooler air in. This means that in hot weather I am not sucking hot air from the roof void into the cabinet through any leaks. The air is blown in at the bottom rear corner and passes to the front through a plenum, since most equipment I have seems to suck in at the front.
I've been playing with the camera functions and particularly network streaming. But then I decided that rather than start up a video client, it would be quite nice to have the camera output embedded in the desktop background.
In my previous post I talked about objects and categorised them as:
- Network Objects - software and module functionality
- Cortex Logic Objects - pure software
- Device Objects - external hardware devices
Now there is actually a feature of some network objects that is quite nifty, but conflicts with the categorisation above.
The DFP has been around for a while now but I haven't got round to writing much about it.