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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: engelby on Aug 28, '08 03:48:24PM

Thank you pat for clearing that up!

The reason I chose MAC address is because it is unique and it is hardware. And this uses system profiler to pull the MAC address of your built-in Ethernet. So even if the computer is on wireless (which I was assuming for most of the time) it will always check to see if the webpage exists using the built-in MAC address.



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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: patpro on Aug 28, '08 09:52:21PM

by the way, you could have used the serial number.

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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: bcarter5876 on Aug 29, '08 08:56:51AM

Some service procedures leave the electronically readable serial number blank on some models.



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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: engelby on Aug 29, '08 04:09:35PM

Which is actually why I didn't do serial. I changed out the logic board on too many iBooks without doing that serial number reset utility. Don't tell Apple....



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