Question about remote login

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  1. MacManiac1224 macrumors regular

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    Can I turn on my Mac running OS X 10.3.3 from a remote location? and if so, how? Thanks
     
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    you can log in remotely...

    but i don't think there's a way to start it remotely... afterall, if it's off, it's not even aware that some remote signal is coming...
     
  3. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    Most of the newer network cards have that ability, which is called Wake-on-LAN (WoL). What happens is that the AC power keeps the network card powered to receive special signals to turn it on.

    But, with Remote Login into OS X, it is not possible, since Remote Login is simply an SSH server.

    EDIT: Found this on Apple's site:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25414

    So it is possible with OS X, just not sure which hardware supports it now. I'll see what I can dig up.
     
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  5. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    ahh, very informative...
     
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