How to Wake on LAN supported host over the network using Linux

How to Start/Wake on LAN hosts remotely over the network using Linux

Many PC’s today support a “Wake on LAN” feature which allows you to start your PC/Server remotely over the network. The feature must be supported by the hardware of the PC you wish to wake remotely. The tool to be used to wake up your host remotely is etherwake. Installation is simple:

# apt-get install etherwake

At this point what is left is to know the MAC address of the LAN attached network interface of the server you wish to start remotely eg.50:E5:49:3C:03:BD. To start your server remotely run:

# etherwake 50:E5:49:3C:04:BD