Re: What's best way to use Debian w/o my laptop? Flash + union?
> Hello. You do not have to leave your laptop running if it has
> wake-on-LAN. To check if your laptop supports this, check your BIOS
> for settings such as "wake-on-lan", "wake-on-ethernet", "wol", etc.
> You can then start your laptop with etherwake or a similar program.
> There are many good guides on how to set up WOL on Debian. This is
> how I turn on my backup server, which is an old desktop.
I also like to do that, but many of my machines seem to not support it,
or at least I haven't been able to use it on many of my machines, even
though they appear to support it.
What are those good guides on how to set it up for Debian?
> I just log into my router and do "etherwake
> xx:xx:xx:xx:xx" (the xs are the mac address). I believe that you can do it
> from the Internet and avoid logging into an intermediary too.
No, those etherwake packets are not IP packets, they're "raw" ethernet
packets and are hence not routable over the internet: you can only send
them from a machine on the same physical ethernet network.