I might be thinking the wrong way to solve this problem. If there's a better way, than tell me. I want to be able to allow my home server to sleep when it's unused, but to automatically wake up when it's accessed. My household doesn't follow a set schedule due to people working different shifts, so I can't schedule an optimal sleep/wake cycle for the server
There is a WOL daemon for DD-WRT that sends out wake up packets on a scheduled interval, but this is not what I want. I would like for my home server to automatically sleep, but also automatically wake up when it is accessed.
I do not want to use any kind of utility to explicitly send a wake-up packet. I have the server mapped to static IP address. I would like to know if any solution exists that would automatically send wake up packets if the static IP was considered unreachable due to the the computer being in a power-savings mode.