|Op. System:||Mac OS X, Mac Universal Binary|
|Last updated:||8 Oct. 2008|
|File size:||49 KB|
Publisher description for Tickle
Tickle is a very simple script that dials home at startup and every 5 minutes thereafter. It sends information back to a web server that can help identify your computer's location if it is stolen or lost. The script works whether a user is logged in or not, as long as the computer has an internet connection. It does so using a web server to look for 'tickles' from a stolen computer. When a tickle is received, the web server will send you an email message containing its current IP address. If the computer is stolen, you simply need to edit the file tickle-conf.php on your web server and add your computer's MAC address to the waiting list. If the web server receives a tickle you will be sent an email alert. You can also look for the IP address with that MAC address in your web server logs to help the authorities locate your computer if it's stolen.