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sending info through port 80, using a domain name, isight flashes?
Authored by: jedmtnman on Aug 29, '08 06:31:26AM

lostInSpace commented on using another protocol. One thing I thought of, is that if the person is using from a port restricted wifi connection (like a lot of coffee shops, airports, etc) it may not work to ssh or ftp the image file or ip address back to the server. I think a thread to lostInSpace's comment noted using curl instead. Either way I think this is a great hint and really an excellent way to monitor this activity. With an obscure name to the daemon, it would nearly be impossible for even a fairly advanced mac user to know what is going on before its too late. They would have to systematically look in the activity monitor utility and find any daemons non-standard to the os install. I don't know if I could do it.

Also, how robust would this script be for using a url as opposed to an IP address? I would think it wouldn't matter. I have an account at to monitor and switch my dynamic ip at home. using the domain name would ensure that the ip information always made it back to the log, even if Time Warner decides to reset my non-static IP.

Finally, a comment on the isight; some isight cameras, i dont know which ones, have a flash on them (iMacs, perhaps). It would be a good idea to disable the flash or the thief might figure out what is going on, a little faster.

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sending info through port 80, using a domain name, isight flashes?
Authored by: engelby on Aug 29, '08 04:05:58PM

This will work with IPs or a DNS name. In my environment and for at home, I use an IP so thats why it's based around that. A normal web address will work fine too though, just make sure it fits in the script.

As far as isight goes, this does not flash the screen when it takes a picture, however...the green light does flash on for a second. I could never find a way around the green flash. That's why I wouldn't start phase 2 until you need to and only run it until you get the picture you want.

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