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       wol - Wake On LAN client

       wol [OPTION] ...	MAC-ADDRESS ...

       This manual gives you an	introduction into "wol", the Wake On LAN
       client.	It remotely turns on computers that supports Magic Packet
       technology (also	known as Wake On LAN).

       Some workstations support SecureON password feature. These machines
       only wake up if you provide the correct password. "wol" also provides
       this feature.

	   Print a summary of the command line options.

	   Print the version number of "wol".

       -h HOST
       -i HOST
	   Broadcast packet to this IP address or hostname. This is important
	   if your wol client is a multihomed host and you want	to send	only
	   to one subnet (default IP address is

       -p NUM
	   Send	packet with this destination port NUM. This option is
	   important if	your packet filter would block the default destination
	   port	40000.

       -f FILE
	   Read	hardware addresses, IP addresses/hostnames, optional ports and
	   SecureON password from file FILE. If	FILE is	- "wol"	reads from

       -   Read	hardware addresses, IP addresses, optional ports and optional
	   SecureON password from stdin. So you	can extract MAC-ADDRESSES from
	   any source and pipe the data	into "wol" so.

	   Turns on verbose output.

       -w NUM
	   Waits NUM milliseconds between Magic	Packets. Also known as fuse
	   health pack.

	   Send	a magic	packet with SecureON password feature. PASS is written
	   as x-x-x-x-x-x, where x is a	hexadecimal number between 0 and ff
	   which represents one	byte of	the password.

	   If you don't	provide	PASS "wol" prompts you for a password.

	   To set the password of your SecureON	capable	NIC, you can use
	   "ethtool" (<>).

       Please report bugs to <>. Feel free to send bug
       reports,	translations, improvement suggestions and patches to this
       email address.

       GNU info	entry for wol.

       Written by Thomas Krennwallner <>.

       Copyright (C) 2001,2002,2003,2004 Thomas	Krennwallner

       This document may be distributed	and modified under the terms of	the
       GNU General Public License.

       This manual is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either	version	2, or (at your option) any
       later version.

       This manual is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of
       merchantability or fitness for a	particular purpose. See	the GNU
       General Public License for more details.

       A copy of the GNU General Public	License	is available on	the World Wide
       Web at the GNU website. You can also obtain it by writing to the	Free
       Software	Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA
       02111-1307, USA.

wol 0.7.1			  2017-04-30				WOL(1)


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