On 5 April 2013 15:49, gabin kattukaran <gkattukaran(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Not a good idea to use a device (eg. printer) that may
be switched off
every once in a while. Unless you plan to stop your scripts every time
you service the printer. Reachability to a cheap netwrok device which
will not be used for anything else appears to be a better approach.
You are right, but my LAN has a total of 5 devices (apart from user
PC/laptop/phones) - 2 servers, 1 switch, 1 Wifi and 1 printer. Since
the servers and switch are on UPS, they are ruled out. I really want
to continue with the discipline of switching off the Wifi box at the
end of the day. Using the printer is my best bet - after all, I don't
mind a few Type I errors in this system.
I will share the script(s) I plan to write for this.