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Re: interface name optional in wake(8)

On Sun, Jan 03, 2010 at 11:19:53AM +0100, Marc Balmer wrote:
> Make the interface name argument to wake(8) optional. If the first argument
> given to wake(8) is not the name of a local ethernet interface, wake(8)
> determines the first ethernet device in the system and uses it instead.

Why not send WoL packets to every active ethernet, instead?

BTW, the notion of "the first ethernet device" is not well-defined.
Best to say "an arbitrary ethernet device."  An ethernet can move from
the head of the ifnet list to the tail under some circumstances.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933

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