wake on lan / wol with linux in IPv6-LAN (without IPv4)

Thomas Schäfer thomas at cis.uni-muenchen.de
Mon Sep 15 12:29:45 CEST 2014


On Saturday I disabled IPv4 in my home network. ( using DNS64/NAT64 for 
external things). ( no great discussion about it, it is just a test)

But I was surprised by this problem:

wol  1C:6F:65:C9:87:46
wol: Cannot send magic packet for '1C:6F:65:C9:87:46' to Network is unreachable

wakeonlan  1C:6F:65:C9:87:46
Sending magic packet to with 1C:6F:65:C9:87:46
send : Network is unreachable at /usr/bin/wakeonlan line 83.

Does anybody know a small wol implementation for linux, usable in IPv6-LANs?

The packages I used  are: 

thomas at eee-box:~> rpm -qi wol
Name        : wol
Version     : 0.7.1
Release     : 157.1.2
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: So 17 Nov 2013 15:36:24 CET
Group       : Productivity/Networking/Boot/Utilities
Size        : 149735
License     : GPL-2.0+
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Fr 27 Sep 2013 22:42:51 CEST, Key ID 
Source RPM  : wol-0.7.1-157.1.2.src.rpm
Build Date  : Fr 27 Sep 2013 22:42:34 CEST
Build Host  : build24
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    : http://bugs.opensuse.org
Vendor      : openSUSE
URL         : http://ahh.sourceforge.net/wol/
Summary     : Wake On Lan client
Description :
The Wake On Lan client wakes up magic packet compliant machines such as
boxes with wake-on-lan ethernet-cards. Some workstations provide
SecureON which extends wake-on-lan with a password. This feature is
also provided by wol.

    Thomas Krennwallner <krennwallner at aon.at>
Distribution: openSUSE 13.1

thomas at eee-box:~> rpm -qi wakeonlan
Name        : wakeonlan
Epoch       : 0
Version     : 0.41
Release     : 21.1
Architecture: noarch
Install Date: Mo 15 Sep 2014 11:45:29 CEST
Group       : Development/Libraries
Size        : 13924
License     : Artistic
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Di 22 Okt 2013 00:20:22 CEST, Key ID ac99268ca568d868
Source RPM  : wakeonlan-0.41-21.1.src.rpm
Build Date  : Di 22 Okt 2013 00:20:08 CEST
Build Host  : cloud110
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Vendor      : obs://build.opensuse.org/home:ang-cz
URL         : http://gsd.di.uminho.pt/jpo/software/wakeonlan/
Summary     : Perl script to wake up computers through Magic Packets
Description :
This script sends 'magic packets' to wake-on-lan enabled ethernet
adapters and motherboards, in order to switch on the called PC.
Distribution: home:ang-cz / openSUSE_13.1
thomas at eee-box:~> 

Thomas Schäfer

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