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Re: Wake-on-LAN



Roberto Ragusa wrote:

Thanks very much.

> Wake On LAN should actually be able to wake a system up
> from power off state, so it should reasonably work
> for suspended systems too.
> 
> As a first thing, the NIC LED (or the LED on the ethernet switch)
> should be on; it will be on even when the system is switched off,
> if WOL is active.

Surprisingly, it is on when I "shutdown -h" the machine,
but off when I set the machine to hibernate.

> Then WOL has to be enabled. You can trust the BIOS
> or, better, run
> 
>   ethtool eth0
> 
> and you will get something like
> 
>   Supports Wake-on: pumbag
>   Wake-on: g

I had forgotten about ethtool.
I do indeed get "Wake-on: g"
which I see means "Wake on MagicPacket".

So I must see if and hopefully how
I can send the machine a "MagicPacket".

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