Re: Stolen laptop
>>>>> "SM" == Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
SM> I've been using the following for a while, which does just
SM> what you suggested. Run it out of /etc/ppp/ip-up.d and
SM> /etc/cron.daily and redirect the output to mail. This approach
SM> does need mail to work, which is another problem entirely. If
SM> you're on a foreign network or whatever, then mail may be
SM> awkward. I've set up the mail system on my laptop to batch
SM> things and send via home over ssh when available, which
SM> probably has a good chance of working in most places.
Does it require the thief to know how to bring up a PPP connection? I
would assume that most of the time, the laptop might be booted once
--- to see if it worked --- and then the hard disk would probably be
wiped, to make it harder to trace.
Joseph Barillari -- http://barillari.org