freebsd equivelent to the linux ethtool command?

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Sat Oct 28 20:04:41 UTC 2006

On 10/28/06 15:00, Eric Schuele wrote:
> On 10/28/06 12:45, Jonathan Horne wrote:
>> i have a computer that recently stopped obeying WOL packets, after i 
>> did a dual boot of freebsd/suse 10.1.  before i put suse on there, WOL 
>> always worked just fine.
>> apparently, the linux driver for my network card, put the nic in 
>> "always off" mode, and in order to be able to WOL later, i have to 
>> shut the linux off in "wol g" mode (using ethtool, so it can listen 
>> for packets later).  even in freebsd now tho, its still not listening 
>> for WOL packets.  is there something in freebsd i can use to edit the 
>> behavior of the driver, to make sure the nic powers down in 
>> "wol-listen" mode?
> It looks as if it is in ifconfig in -current.  I say that because after 
> a quick google, I see a patch in 2005.. don't know if its really in 
> there or not (as I run -stable).  There is no mention of WOL in my 
> 6.2-PRERELEASE man pages for ifconfig.

I just checked the -current manpages and I see no mention there 
either... so... I dunno.

There are a few ports which wakeup machines which support wol.   but how 
to configure it, I guess I'm not much help.

>> thanks,
>> jonathan
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