On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 06:12:56PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
I know all about various precautions to be taken. I also know I could write something. I just wanted to know if something like that is already written. ////jerry > On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 06:33:30PM -0400, Jerry wrote: > > Hi All, > > > > I am wondering if there is already written (in the ports) some utility > > that would either periodically and/or on boot up, take note of if the > > machine is connected to the net and if so, send some information to a > > configured address giving some basic information such as date/time > > and the network address where it is connected. > > You could write a shell-script that does this and run it as a cron(8) job. > > > The intent would be to put this in laptops/notebooks belonging to an > > organization/business to track where they were, especially if they > > were stolen. I know, if they got in to the hands of professional > > theft ring, the first thing they would do is wipe them, but it could > > help track them otherwise. > > Since most windows users wouldn't have a clue what to do with a FreeBSD > machine, I think _every_ laptop would be wiped. > > To secure your laptops and mitigate the consequences of theft there are > several things you can do; > - Encrypt the /home partitions. This will not prevent theft but will > reduce the chance of your data falling into the wrong hands. > - Make frequent backups to prevent data loss. > - Glue engraved labels to the machine, e.g. to the lid where it can't be > removed without damaging the LCD screen. This might make the machine > less desirable to a stolen goods dealer. > > Roland > -- > R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ > [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] > pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"