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Re: interface name optional in wake(8)

On Sun, Jan 03, 2010 at 09:03:24PM +0100, Marc Balmer wrote:
> Am 03.01.2010 um 21:00 schrieb David Young:
> > 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?
> the target will only be reachable by one.

Maybe there is something about your scenario that you have not
described.  Is "every ethernet" somehow not inclusive of the one
ethernet the target is on, or is the target always connected to
whichever arbitrary ethernet getifaddrs(3) returns first? :-)


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

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