Subject: Re: Wake On Lan
To: NetBSD current users <>
From: Guenther Grau <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/13/1999 22:23:57
Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 1999 at 09:32:36PM +0200, Eric Delcamp wrote:
> > Just to validate an option for my future system, is NetBSD could generate a
> > WakeOnLan network packet ?
> > Maybe on a package ?
> What is this?

Well, AFAIK, you need a special ethernet card which supports this
and an ATX (or comparable) powersupply, which can be turned on
by the ethernet card. The driver needs to program the ethernet
card to switch the power on, if it receives a packet destined
for it.

If there is more magic involved, e.g. the ethernet packet has to
be in a special format or carry a special payload, then we have
to write a small app which is capeable of creating and sending
this packet.