svn commit: r195200 - in head/usr.sbin: . wake

Marc Balmer marc at
Tue Jun 30 21:34:44 UTC 2009

Am 30.06.2009 um 23:29 schrieb Kostik Belousov:


>> a compelling argument could be that wake(8) is BSD licensed while wol
>> found in ports/net/wol is GPL licensed and brings in a whole lot of a
>> whole lot of a whole lot of a whole lot of a stuff with it, when
>> actually, to send out Wake on LAN package, a small BSD licensed
>> command like wake(8) is sufficient.  it is much smaller an cleaner  
>> code.
> Then, add the wake program to ports.
> My opinion is that this better be kept in ports.

I find it a rather basic operation to be able to wake up remote  
systems from a central place, so I think base is the right place for  
this.  Wak-on-LAN as become part of our everydays IT infrastructure,  
as much as we support it in BIOSes and ifconfig's, we should also  
support waking up systems.

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