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wakeonlan(8) [netbsd man page]

WAKEONLAN(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					      WAKEONLAN(8)

wakeonlan -- send Wake on LAN frames to hosts on a local Ethernet network SYNOPSIS
wakeonlan [interface] lladdr [lladdr ...] DESCRIPTION
The wakeonlan program is used to send Wake on LAN (WoL) frames over a local Ethernet network to one or more hosts using their link layer (hardware) addresses. WoL functionality is generally enabled in a machine's BIOS and can be used to power on machines from a remote system without having physical access to them. interface is an Ethernet interface of the local machine and is used to send the Wake on LAN frames over it. If there is only one Ethernet device available that is up and running, then the interface argument can be omitted. lladdr is the link layer address of the remote machine. This can be specified as the actual hardware address (six hexadecimal numbers separated by colons) or as a hostname entry in /etc/ethers. wakeonlan accepts multiple lladdr addresses. Link layer addresses can be determined and set using ifconfig(8). FILES
/etc/ethers Ethernet host name data base. SEE ALSO
ethers(5), ifconfig(8) AUTHORS
wakeonlan was written by Marc Balmer <>. BSD
May 25, 2012 BSD

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ethers(4)							   File Formats 							 ethers(4)

ethers - Ethernet address to hostname database or domain DESCRIPTION
The ethers file is a local source of information about the (48-bit) Ethernet addresses of hosts on the Internet. The ethers file can be used in conjunction with or instead of other ethers sources, including the NIS maps ethers.byname and ethers.byaddr, the NIS+ table ethers, or Ethernet address data stored on an LDAP server. Programs use the ethers(3SOCKET) routines to access this information. The ethers file has one line for each host on an Ethernet. The line has the following format: Ethernet-address official-host-name Items are separated by any number of SPACE and/or TAB characters. A `#' indicates the beginning of a comment extending to the end of line. The standard form for Ethernet addresses is "x:x:x:x:x:x" where x is a hexadecimal number between 0 and ff, representing one byte. The address bytes are always in network order. Host names may contain any printable character other than SPACE, TAB, NEWLINE, or comment char- acter. FILES
/etc/ethers SEE ALSO
ethers(3SOCKET), hosts(4), nsswitch.conf(4) SunOS 5.11 22 Jul 2004 ethers(4)
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