Contributed by mitja on from the I-want-to-wake-up-with-you dept.
Update (Mon Feb 09 09:51:00 CET 2009): This command has been removed.
CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: firstname.lastname@example.org 2009/01/28 06:40:48 Added files: usr.sbin/wake : Makefile wake.8 wake.c Log message: wake is a command to send wake on lan frames over an ethernet to wake on lan capable machines, remote powering them up. ok claudio, sthen, "I like this a lot" & ok dlg
To paraphrase the man page, the purpose of this command is to send Wake on LAN (WoL) frames over a local Ethernet network to one or more hosts using their link layer (hardware) addresses. This 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.
Though this functionality was previously available in ports, having a simple and clean BSD-licensed utility in the base system is great news!
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