Original Publication Date: 2005-Nov-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-28
Disclosed is a system for ehancing the Wake-On-Lan capability to restart powered off Intel machines.
Extended Wake-On Lan
Wake-On-Lan (WOL) uses mac address to power-on/reboot an intel machine. This is a very cryptic and unintuitive thought process for the user who wants to restart a powered-off intel machine.
The solution is to create a table of intel machine identifying parameters for all intel
machines that support WOL and include: Mac Address, Hostname, IP Address, Serial
Number, etc. for each of the machines
Next, create a front end process that:
Allows the user to issue a WOL request using any of the intel machine's identifying parameters (i.e. Hostname).
Do a lookup in the table for the requested wake-up machine's identifying parameter (i.e. Hostname) and it's corresponding Mac Address Issue the Wake-On-Lan for that unique machine using the corresponding Mac Address.
command based on knowing client's mac address User must supply a cryptic client's mac address (i.e. 00:02:55:BF:BC:CD) Server runs Wake-On-Lan command wol -m 00:02:55:BF:BC:CD
command based on knowing clients other identifiers User can supply easy to remember client's identifier (i.e. Hostname)
User supplies client's Hostname (.i.e. Myclient1)
Server runs process to lookup "Myclient1" in client table
Client table format:
Mac address Hostname Ip address 00:02:55:BF:BC:CD Myclient
Server parses table to o...