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Re: interface name optional in wake(8) (David Young) writes:

>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?

Multihomed systems usually have set some policy that rules which
traffic should be seen on which subnet. If anything I'd prefer to
use only the interface that has also an IP route to the target
                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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