Re: forcedeth - WOL [SOLVED]

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 19:57:32 EST

On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 22:38:06 +0200
Martin Filip <bugtraq@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> Bj__rn Steinbrink p____e v St 27. 09. 2006 v 20:38 +0200:
> > Did you check that WOL was enabled? I need to re-activate it after each
> > boot (I guess that's normal, not sure though).
> > The output of "ethtool eth0" should show:
> >
> > Supports Wake-on: g
> > Wake-on: g
> >
> Yes, of course :)
> > Also, I remember a bugzilla entry in which it was said that the MAC was
> > somehow reversed by the driver. I that is still the case (I can't find
> > the bugzilla entry right now), you might just reverse the MAC address in
> > your WOL packet to workaround the bug.
> Hey! this is really crazy :) but it works! To bo honest - I really do
> not know what crazy bug could cause problems like this. I thought it's
> NIC thing to manage all the work about WOL. I thought OS only sets NIC
> into "WOL mode".
> But seeing this - one packet for windows and one magic packet for linux
> driver - I really do not get it.

Are you saying that byte-reversing the MAC address make WOL work correctly?

What tool do you use to send the packet, and how is it being invoked?

Do we know if this reversal *always* happens with this driver, or only

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