Net::Wake - A package to send packets to power on computers.
To send a wake-on-lan packet via UDP: Net::Wake::by_udp('255.255.255.255',
Or directly from the command line:
perl -MNet::Wake -e "Net::Wake::by_udp(undef,'00:00:87:A0:8A:D2')"
This package sends wake-on-lan (AKA magic) packets to turn on machines that are
For now there is only one function in this package: Net::Wake::by_udp([$host],
You can omit the colons in the $mac_address, but not leading zeros.
Generally speaking, you should use a broadcast address for $host. Using the
host's last known IP address is usually not sufficient since the IP address
may no longer be in the ARP cache. A $host value of '255.255.255.255' is
implied if $host is undef. If you wish to send a magic packet to a remote
subnet, you can use a variation of '192.168.0.255', given that you know the
subnet mask to generate the proper broadcast address.
Copyright 1999-2003 Clinton Wong
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the same terms as Perl itself.