[linux-elitists] micro-linux servers powered over ethernet?

Rob Funk rfunk@funknet.net
Wed May 14 09:30:30 PDT 2008


Phil Mayers wrote:
> We've got a possible application for a tiny linux server. The form
> factor would be small, USB-key sized, and they'd need to have an
> ethernet port and draw their power from a PoE socket.
>
> (The specific application is plugging them into old ethernet switches,
> and the devices would emit LLDP packets, thus allowing us to
> topology-discover our network)

Are you talking about old ethernet switches *known* to support PoE?
Because in the general case you can't assume that PoE is there, even in 
new ones, but especially old ones.

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