Command line program/library to wake-on-lan a remote host.
Short program (library) to “wake on lan” a remote host.
If you want to know something more about the WoL stuff check the wikipedia page.
Usage: awake.py [options] MAC1 [MAC2 MAC3 MAC...] Options: --version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit -p PORT, --port=PORT Destination port. (Default 9) -b BROADCAST, --broadcast=BROADCAST Broadcast ip of the network. (Default 255.255.255.255) -a ADDRESS, --address=ADDRESS Address to connect and send the packet, by default use the broadcast. -f FILE, --file=FILE Use a file with the list of macs, separated with -s, by default \n. -s SEPARATOR, --separator=SEPARATOR Pattern to be use as a separator with the -f option. -q, --quiet Do not output informative messages.
Wake-on-lan a group of computers in the current network:
awake.py MAC1 MAC2 MAC3 MAC4 MACn
which is equivalent to:
awake.py -f ~/list_of_macs
and in the file list_of_macs have one MAC per line or use the -s option.
Wake-on-lan a computer or group of computers in a extenal network
For this situation, you need to forward a port in your router, for example to forward 9999 to 9 in the localnetwork o 7777 to 7, check the documentation if your router or modem. After the port has been configured you can use DDNS to have a reference to the current ip address of your router/modem and use awake in this way:
awake.py -a myhouse.homedns.com -p 9999 -f ~/file_with_my_macs
or use any other option, the importan here is to use the -a and -p options to specify the destination to send the magic packet.
As a library
The real functionality of the wake-on-lan is provided from a short function that is implemented in the provided module wol:
wol(mac, broadcast='255.255.255.255', dest=None, port=9) Send a "magic packet" to the given destination mac to wakeup the host, if `dest` is not specified then the packed is broadcasted.
Apart from the awake script the WOL functionality can be easily integrated in your python programs with a simple call to the function like:
import wol def sysadmin_function_x(mac, *args): # some stuff... wol.wol(mac) # some more stuff...
For any improvement or bug, feel free to create an issue in the github project.
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