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WOL wake on lan
Turn on a host magically via the network :)
Check whether your host is WOL enabled
aptitude install ethtool
ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Supported ports: [ TP MII ] Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full Supports auto-negotiation: Yes Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes Speed: 100Mb/s Duplex: Full Port: MII PHYAD: 1 Transceiver: internal Auto-negotiation: on Supports Wake-on: pumbg Wake-on: d Current message level: 0x00000001 (1) Link detected: yes
“Supports Wake-on:” these modes are available.
“Wake-on:” what is actually configured
The different modes taken from “man ethtool”:
p Wake on phy activity u Wake on unicast messages m Wake on multicast messages b Wake on broadcast messages a Wake on ARP g Wake on MagicPacket(tm) s Enable SecureOn(tm) password for MagicPacket(tm) d Disable (wake on nothing). This option clears all previous options.
How to wake up a host capable to WOL.
Install the needed sofware:
aptitude install wakeonlan
Make sure you have the MAC address of the network device you want to wake up.
Then kick the hosts ass:
That's it, your host should start up immediately.