Wake On LAN does not support multi-homed proxy for Multiple network access

  • 7003535
  • 15-Jun-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 2 - 10.2


When the WOL (Wake on LAN) proxy server has multiple bound NICs, the following behavior is seen:
If the device being targeted for wakeup is on the same LAN segment as the WOL proxy's first NIC bound address, then the WOL packet is sent to the broadcast address on each segment.
If the targeted device is on another LAN segment that the WOL proxy server  is bound to on subsequent, NICs, no WOL packets are sent.


Workaround:  Use a Proxy server on the same segment as the targeted device, with only one network address.  Use a separate Proxy for each targeted network.


Reported to Engineering