Check to shitched off computers ( s5 status?)


#1

hello i am looking to scan and check the status of a physical connection to a lan card. I saw this
unix.com/man-page/All/1m/linkloop/
that is something like a ping to mac address but i don’t understand how and if is possible to do it.

Any idea???


#2

that’s a HP-UX command, there’s a linux version on freshmeat…
i don’t think the linkloop command works on a switched off machine… (be it state 5 or whatever).
You’d need a card which in hardware responds to a request on the link for the PC to be switched off.
But mainly: what would be the use of such a test? :-/