Wake-on-LAN

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

This script wakes the remote computers on the local LAN.

Description :

This script will send a WoL (Wake-On-LAN) packet to each MAC address
listed in file uploaded via its preference.

To use this feature :

- The scanner must be located on the same physical subnet
as the targets.

- The MAC addresses of the targets must be listed in a
text file supplied via the policy (Edit the policy ->
Advanced -> Wake-On-LAN). Each MAC address should be
supplied on a different line.

This script will cause Nessus to wait 5 minutes (or any value
configured) before starting the scan to give time to the remote
systems to wake up from sleep.

See also :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

Solution :

n/a

Risk factor :

None

Family: Settings

Nessus Plugin ID: 52616 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: