"Magic packet" for "Wake on LAN" ?

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Mon Oct 15 15:56:00 GMT 2007

On 15 October 2007 14:50, Richard Ivarson wrote:

> Hi,
> is there a Cygwin command/program to send a "magic packet" for "Wake on LAN"
> (in short: WoL), or is it be possible to use a few script lines in one of
> the programs or interpreters supported by Cygwin (like GAWK, ...) ?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN
> Thanks.
> -ric

  Yep, just take a look at

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN


  I didn't run an actual packet sniffer nor try against any real WoL hardware,
but the python and perl scripts linked there both ran trivially OOTB and
kicked up an alert from my firewall, so it looked like they were probably
successfully sending the packet.

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