On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:25 PM, viraj <kali...@gmail.com> wrote:
> got another idea.. setup the database on a machine which can detect
> the availability of the boss. if the boss machine is on.. and
> connected to network.. the script will try to verify the availability
> of the bosses's ip and interface hardware address. (if the boss change
> the nic or machine, mac has to be updated manually in the script) and
> starts or stops the database.
> this can be done with bit of shellexec and bit of shellscripting, if
> on linux with 'arp' (all employees and boss has to be in same subnet i
> guess.. )

and yeah, the script has to be run at some reasonable time interval using a cron


> ~viraj
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 7:17 AM, Andy McKenzie <amckenz...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Micky Hulse <mickyhulse.li...@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM, Daniel Brown <danbr...@php.net> wrote:
>>>>    It would be cheaper to employ the same method used on some
>>>> lawnmowers and required on Jet Skis and Skidoos: a cable with a clip
>>>> worn by the rider.  The rider falls off, the cable releases from the
>>>> vehicle, disengaging the throttle and cutting the engine.  The boss
>>>> stands up, his entire infrastructure collapses, everyone's connections
>>>> are closed, and all PCs subsequently catch fire.
>>> Lol! That would make a great Dilbert and/or Farside cartoon. :)
>> It would, wouldn't it?
>> Anyway.  Something you could do is a script that turns mysqld on and
>> off:  set him up with an SSH connection to the server, and he can run
>> the script when he gets in to turn it on, and run it again whenever he
>> leaves to turn it off.  A cron job to turn mysqld off at whatever time
>> he usually leaves would probably be a reasonable failsafe.  If he
>> really wants you could probably link it to a swipe card system or just
>> a keyboard on his desk (enter your PIN to turn it on, enter it again
>> to turn it off).
>> All that aside, I can't help feeling that this has gotten into "I'm
>> afraid you know too much for us to let you leave:  Guards!  Take him
>> away!" territory.
>> -Alex
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