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Re: Stolen laptop

>>>>> "SM" == Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> 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

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