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"Magic Packet" to wake server
2017-06-04, 18:39
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"Magic Packet" to wake server
Can iPXE be configured to send a "Magic Packet" to a server configured for Wake-from-LAN before attempting the download?
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2017-06-07, 10:10
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RE: "Magic Packet" to wake server
Anatomy of a Magic Packet:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN#Magic_packet
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2017-06-07, 11:36
Post: #3
RE: "Magic Packet" to wake server
There is no support for sending Magic packets in iPXE

It probably isn't very hard to implement but you would need to give it the mac address and a known network segment to send on.

so something like
Code:
wol xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx net0

but it would also be good if net0 could be replaced with network such as 192.168.1.255

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2017-06-07, 16:02
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RE: "Magic Packet" to wake server
Thanks.

Seems a shame though. Although perhaps unusual, I'd have thought it certainly not an obscure requirement.
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2017-06-07, 18:23
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RE: "Magic Packet" to wake server
(2017-06-07 16:02)altis Wrote:  Seems a shame though. Although perhaps unusual, I'd have thought it certainly not an obscure requirement.

After hanging around iPXE forum, mailing list, and IRC for several years now this might be The second time I have seen a question/request for WOL support. Most development in iPXE is done from sponsorship, as in someone pays mainly mcb30 to get a certain feature developed.

If the above mentioned command syntax seems appropriate and would work for you, then I guess this could be taken as a feature request, and it might be implemented.

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