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       powerwake - smart utilty for remotely waking sleeping systems


       powerwake         [-b|--broadcast         BROADCAST_IP]        [-m|--method        METHOD]


       -b|--broadcast BROADCAST_IP
              Optional parameter specifying the broadcast ip.  If  unspecified,  the  default  is

       -m|--method METHOD
              Currently, 'wol' is the only supported method.

              The  target  system  to  powerwake  may  be  identified  by  MAC  address, or by an
              IP/hostname    cached    in    (the    current    arp(8)    table,     /etc/ethers,


       The  powerwake  utility  compliments  the  powernap(8) daemon.  Administrators can run the
       powernap utility on remote hosts, allowing them to sleep when un-utilitized.  To awake the
       remote system, use powerwake.

       Powerwake  is designed to be "smart", and support multiple methods of waking remote hosts,
       such as wakeonlan, ipmi,  and  others.   Currently,  wakeonlan  is  the  only  implemented
       mechanism, though others are intended.

       Powerwake is also "smart" in that it can take MAC address, hostnames, or ip addresses.  In
       the case of a hostname or ip address, powerwake will first load a  dynamically  maintained
       cache  file /var/cache/powerwake/ethers, then a statically administered configuration file
       /etc/ethers, and finally use the arp table to determine the target MAC address.  The cache
       will be updated accordingly.


       /etc/ethers, /var/cache/powerwake/ethers




       This  manpage  and the utility was written by Dustin Kirkland <> for
       Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).  Permission is  granted  to  copy,  distribute
       and/or  modify  this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be  found  in