[Durham] Wake on Lan over Internet

Andrew Glass andrewglass3 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 16:19:25 UTC 2012


Richard emailed me about etherwake, ive now tried this via my plug
computer and it wakes the server nicely. Thanks Richard  and everyone
who has replied :) next is figuring how to set the sleep policy etc


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On 24 Mar 2012, at 10:26, Richard Patterson <Richard at helpquick.co.uk> wrote:

>> In theory, you just need to open a port on the router which forwards to the
>> PC you want to wake. Then just send a packet to that port which contains
>> somewhere within it the magic string:
>> 6 bytes of 0xFF followed by 16 copies of the 48 bit MAC address.
>> This string can appear anywhere in the packet.
>> That's the theory, anyway! I haven't tried it in practice.
> I would imagine that you'd need to set a static arp entry on the router for the PC in question... Otherwise when it's off / asleep, it'll not be replying to arp requests. And the packet will never be sent (ICMP Destination unreachable will be returned?)
> Regards
> Richard
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