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Wake a remote Mac behind a router
Authored by: victory on Jun 19, '05 04:58:49PM

You Sir (or Madam) are brilliant.

I've never been entirely comfortable with the thought of sending WOL packets across the Internet (particularly since the mechanism was really designed for intranets and lacks any form of authentication) except with a VPN router, but the idea of using a POTS ring just to wake a sleeping Mac is perfect!

Not only is the wakeup signal (ring) kept safely 'out of band' with the SSH connection itself, but I'm thinking it may even be possible to target the Mac so that it only wakes up when specifically selected. How? By using one of those 'comm-share' boxes that allows you to re-direct incoming calls/rings by sending a touch-tone sequence during the initial ring. (These boxes are often used to share an incoming line between a phone, answering machine, fax and modem)

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