wake sleeping remote mac


running vine server, accessing the mac using vine viewer (other macs) and real vnc (pcs). connecting using ssh.

What is the best way to wake up the remote mac when it goes to sleep? We will not aways be on the same lan so I’m don’t think the wakeonlan based solutions will work (could be wrong though).

thanks for any tips.


WakeOnLAN can work but you need to be able to send the “magic packet” through your firewall (but that can be done).

Sending a W-O-L packet is currently not part of Vine Viewer. There are some other shareware/freeware tools that are available to do so (I would try http://www.versionTracker.com ) and please post your results here.