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What does a magic packet contain and what options does the protocol provide?

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From the Wikipedia Entry on Wake on LAN

The Magic Packet is a broadcast frame containing anywhere within its payload 6 bytes of ones (resulting in hexadecimal FF FF FF FF FF FF) followed by sixteen repetitions of the target computer's MAC address.

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