Wake-on-LAN support in FreeBSD?
tajudd at gmail.com
Thu May 14 03:46:11 UTC 2009
On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 5:47 AM, Ruben de Groot <mail25 at bzerk.org> wrote:
> 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
> ity whereby a machine in a low power state may be woken in
> response to a received packet. There are three types of
> 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
> the mechanisms they support in their capabilities. wol is a
> onym for enabling all available WOL mechanisms. To disable WOL
> use -wol.
I just noticed my 7.2-R i386 PC-Engines ALIX2 board with vr devices show up
(WOL_UCAST,WOL_MAGIC) in the ifconfig listing. Seems they're making some of
it available in 7.2-RELEASE
I'll have to test/try this out, I'm glad I'm starting to see it happen.
Thought you'd all like to know.
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