#74 Connection attemps send Wake-On-Lan?

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nobody
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2005-10-13
2005-10-13
Anonymous
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I have several computers running VNC servers, but to save power
and their hard drives from constantly spinning, I have them sleep
after an hour. All Macs and most PCs now support waking from
sleep with administrator ethernet access, by sending a Wake-on-Lan
packet. I use a seperate utility to send the packet and then connect
with VNC, but it would be great if you had the option of sending a
WOL packet before the client tries to connect to the server, with a
few second delay. There are many java applets that send WOL
packets, I don't think it would be too difficult. Thanks for the amazing
application!

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    I was going to send the exact same comment; however, I use a router and
    routers seem to smash WOL in either direction whether a VPN is in effect or
    not.

    Nevertheless WOL ought to be integrated with this app; if VNC can capture a
    host's MAC and store it for later this should be trivial.

    ...But also remind users that routers firewall WOL pretty strongly.