Opened 8 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5793 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Feature Request: Wake on Demand

Reported by: Pete Nelson Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: Features Paradise
Component: packages Version: Trunk
Keywords: Cc:


Mac OS X Snow Leopard has a new feature Apple is calling "Wake on Demand." Essentially, when a Mac goes into standby, it gives the AirPort router it's IP address and services. When the Airport gets a connection request for the IP/service, it sends a magic wakeup packet to the Mac. See this link for details.

While Apple uses the Bonjour "Sleep Proxy" service, there's no reason this couldn't be implemented with basic iptables, ping, and WoL for any connected devices without requiring MDNS/Bonjour.

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by dzm@…

Apple's Bonjour Sleep Proxy is implemented in mDNSResponder. This project is open source under the Apache License. It should be free to consume and redistribute as part of any *wrt project. The source code is viewable at:

Various bits of Sleep Proxy (mostly client as near as I can see) are scattered around the various OS-specific directories. Sleep proxy Server seems to mostly live here:

Seeing SPS show up in *wrt would make me really, REALLY happy.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by thepeople

  • Milestone changed from Kamikaze to Kamikaze Features Paradise

Patches are welcome for this functionality.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by dzm@…

If I had any coding ability left I'd be happy to submit a patch. That would be cool.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by nbd

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

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