This is an implementation of a Wake on Lan API server written in Node JS based on express.
What is it?
It aims to be a small server you can keep on 24/7 on a low powered device in your Home/Small office environment, for the occasions in which you need to access remotely your main machine, but it's off.
I'm developing this project just to have an excuse to use the Raspberry Pi and to scratch the proverbial itch. I'm still learning to code, so expect buggy and messy code. If anyone wants to join in the development, you're welcome to open issues and submit pull requests to show me where I'm going totally wrong.
Preparing the Raspberry Pi
Much of the work is based on the
arp command, which is not installed by default on the Raspberry. To get it installed you need to install the
sudo apt install net-tools
On the Raspberry PI install
nodejs with the following command
sudo apt install nodejs npm
How to test it
Clone this repo, install its dependencies and you should be set:
git clone https://github.com/nirebu/piwol-server.git cd piwol-server npm install
Get yourself a ristretto while it installs (right now not many dependencies) and then
npm run dev
- Integrate a logging middleware, perhaps
- Finish up the API, but first, need to build the frontend