Wake-on-LAN support in FreeBSD?

Tim Judd tajudd at gmail.com
Tue May 12 03:18:51 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 8:34 PM, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com>wrote:

> --On May 11, 2009 8:06:41 PM -0600 Tim Judd <tajudd at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've read Google, I've done my research, and know that what I say is the
>> last word.  They've exampled how WOL works, and as I said, it's a mode
>> the NIC gets set to and then the ACPI shuts the power off.
>> Without this mode, the WOL packets get to it, but it doesn't consider
>> them magic, and as a result, it will not power on the box.
>> There were some examples, but not enough testing/any testing results were
>> posted online so I assume the poster left it stagnant.
> Tim, I know nothing about WOL on FreeBSD, but according to the wiki,
> development just started in 8 CURRENT:
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/WakeOnLan
> So unless you're running CURRENT, it doesn't look like you're going to have
> any success trying to get it to work.  Even if you have 8 CURRENT, you'll
> still need to figure out if your NIC is supported yet, or write the code
> yourself if you have that capability.
> Paul Schmehl, If it isn't already
> obvious, my opinions are my own
> and not those of my employer.
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That's excellent news, and I will remember this as something to look forward
to.  Seems to be a very important thing to many people and I'm glad we're
moving that way.

Thank you, Paul for the update.


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