Wake-On-Lan

thorsten fly_a320 at gmx.de
Thu Aug 25 12:55:05 PDT 2005


David Ciecierski wrote:
> Hello,
> I have read that to remotely wake a PC I need to soft-power it off, ie.
> so that the network card still gets power afterwards. Then you need to
> send "the magic packet", eg. using ether-wake
> (www.scyld.com/wakeonlan.html) and the card's MAC. However, the question
> is: how exactly do I go about soft-powering off? Just delete the
> K80network symlink from /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc.0.d? Anything else? Thanks
> for any suggestions!

no, you do not need to remove the K80network symlink! Soft power off
just means don't pull the cord of your system, halting the system with
/sbin/halt and letting the computer switch off by himself.

thorsten happel



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