Wake-on-LAN support in FreeBSD?

Ruben de Groot mail25 at bzerk.org
Wed May 13 11:47:45 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 06:36:31AM -0700, Peter Steele typed:
> > FUD, read ifconfig(8) 
> There is no mention of wake-on-LAN in the man page for ifconfig in 7.0. I'd be interested in seeing if the 8.0 man page has added anything. 

It has:

     wol, wol_ucast, wol_mcast, wol_magic
             Enable Wake On Lan (WOL) support, if available.  WOL is a facil-
             ity whereby a machine in a low power state may be woken in
             response to a received packet.  There are three types of packets
             that may wake a system: ucast (directed solely to the machine's
             mac address), mcast (directed to a broadcast or multicast
             address), or magic (unicast or multicast frames with a ``magic
             contents'').  Not all devices support WOL, those that do indicate
             the mechanisms they support in their capabilities.  wol is a syn-
             onym for enabling all available WOL mechanisms.  To disable WOL
             use -wol.


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