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Some perl scripts to help track stolen computers
Authored by: ctierney on Aug 30, '06 07:23:05AM

An alternative to checking a website for file (that may not be there in time) is to check the MAC address of the current LAN's gateway.

arp `netstat -nr | awk '/^default/ {print $2}'`

Check this against a list of known gateways (work, home, your favorite cafe, etc.). If the gateway's MAC address is unknown, then assume it's stolen. A script like this could also be adapted to do certain things based on your current location.

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