José Pedro Oliveira <jpo at di.uminho.pt>

v0.11, 2005-07-26
This is now the new homepage of the Wakeonlan script. Previous versions can still be downloaded from the original author homepage.

1. What is it?

Wakeonlan is a Perl script that sends 'magic packets' to wake-on-LAN enabled ethernet adapters and motherboards, in order to switch on remote computers.

See this mini-HOWTO for more information about this technology. Still under development ....


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3. Installation

Choose one of the following methods:

  1. Simply extract the Perl script wakeonlan from the archive file.
  2. From version 0.40 onwards you can just follow standard CPAN procedures:
  3. Using RPM. Should work in every rpm based Linux distro.

4. ChangeLog

5. Platforms

This script was tested on the following Intel platforms:

This script should work in every platform supported by Perl (just check the perlport documentation page).

6. Known problems/limitations

This script only sends 'magic packets' in UDP packets.

7. Wish list/future work

8. Author

José Pedro Oliveira <jpo at di.uminho.pt> maintaining and expanding original work done by Ico Doornekamp <ico at edd.dhs.org>

Comments, suggestions and bug reports are welcome. Just send them to the current maintainer.

9. Copyright

Copyright (c) 2000-2005 José Pedro Oliveira.

This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the Perl Artistic License (see http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html)