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Old 01-14-2020, 01:48 PM   #1
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File Manager WOL


Do most file managers support Wake-On-LAN for waking up servers? In particular, do either Thunar or Nautilus support Wake-On-LAN? Or is it not really a file manager issue? Is it something which is handled by the OS? Or is there a package I need to install? Or is it actually handled by Avahi/ZeroConf/Bonjour?


I'm curious because I'm thinking about setting up a media server but I'd like to be able to have it go to sleep after an hour of non-use.

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Old 01-14-2020, 01:52 PM   #2
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So, WOL is a function of the far end - for example a file manager on a client hits a server, which has gone to sleep and the call to list the file contents of a directory causes the server to wake. It's not a function of the client's file manager. Make sense?
 
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So, WOL is a function of the far end - for example a file manager on a client hits a server, which has gone to sleep and the call to list the file contents of a directory causes the server to wake. It's not a function of the client's file manager. Make sense?
Yeah. Thanks.
 
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in general, it is a function on the given host: if it could wake up in case of a connection attempt (on lan).
From the other hand the client side should be able to handle this situation, so can wait for the boot process and recover the old connection [if there was any] without timeout and error.
 
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:21 PM   #5
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I've not seen any linux file managers that wake on lan. WOL usually needs a magic packet. https://kodi.wiki/view/HOW-TO:Set_up...ol_WOL_options

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https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux...c-packets.html

examples
 
Old 01-16-2020, 02:06 PM   #6
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I've not seen any linux file managers that wake on lan. WOL usually needs a magic packet. https://kodi.wiki/view/HOW-TO:Set_up...ol_WOL_options

or
https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux...c-packets.html

examples
I probably should have stated at the outset that I meant that I was wondering which file managers could send a magic packet to a dormant server.
 
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I think no filemanager can do that. They have no any idea usually about the origin of the used filesystems, they only handle it. The OS itself need to know how it was mounted and how to access the device or remote location (and if WOL applicable at all).
 
  


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