Software that will rcv a ping, run a program

June 7, 2009 at 19:13:41
Specs: XP SP3, Core2
I have two computers on a network at home. One computer is always/usually on, the other is on standby. I'll open up a port on the router, and I want to be able to either ping or connect to the first computer, and then send a WOL packet to turn on the second computer. Remote control is not an option because other users may be using the computer and I don't want to interfere here, so I want something that sits in the background and I can either ping it, or it can serve up some sort of simple webpage that I can initiate a WOL packet. I know of a command-line utility that can quickly send a WOL packet, so I just need something to execute the program. So I'm wondering if anyone knows how to implement such a thing.

- Eli

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June 8, 2009 at 12:28:52
Don't know what the ping thing is all about.

You use a program to send a magic packet to the wol enabled computer.

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