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Ether-Wake (etherwake) is a Wake-on-Lan client.

Version: 1.09-0

Status: Done





This program generates and transmits a Wake-On-LAN (WOL) "Magic Packet", used for restarting machines that have been soft-powered-down (ACPI D3-warm state). It currently generates the standard AMD Magic Packet format, with an optional password appended.




etherwake [-i <ifname>] [-p aa:bb:cc:dd[:ee:ff]] 00:11:22:33:44:55

    -b      wake-up packet to the broadcast address.

    -D      Increase the debug level.

    -i ifname
            Use interface IFNAME instead of the default 'eth0'.

    -p <pw> Append the four or six byte password PW to the packet.  
            A password is only required for a few adapter types.
            The password may be specified in ethernet hex format
            or dotted decimal (Internet address)
                -p 00:22:44:66:88:aa



Format Location
.bin SourceForge - utility binaries
.bin SourceForge - test binaries
.ipk SourceForge - packages
.ipk PigsInSpace - standard packages

If you do not have ipkg already installed, put the .bin format ether-wake (above) into your /usr/bin directory .




    Copyright 1999-2003 Donald Becker and Scyld Computing Corporation.

    This software may be used and distributed according to the terms
    of the GNU Public License, incorporated herein by reference.
    Contact the author for use under other terms.

    This source file was originally part of the network tricks package, and
    is now distributed to support the Scyld Beowulf system.





Version 1.09-0 - [John, 2008-04-16]

  • Ported to MG-35
  • Disabled name lookups into /etc/ethers for MG-35 (left alone on X86)

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