[SASAG] remotely rebootable power-outlet

Steve Stroh steve.stroh at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 12:05:57 PDT 2015

I've had universally poor experiences with consumer-grade
modems/routers staying up more than a few days at a time under
reasonable / normal-to-heavy traffic.

With any such device, I put it on a simple digital timer, and set it
to turn off power at 02:17 and return power at 02:18.

I understand that would play havoc with any business network with
reasonable monitoring, going off EVERY day at 02:17, so your mileage
may vary.


On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 9:11 AM, Stuart Kendrick
<stuart.kendrick.sea at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone have experience with a doohickey which allows you to remotely
> reboot (via SNMP) a power outlet?
> I have a flaky device (Comcast cable modem) which I want to reboot
> programmatically, by cycling power to it.  In fact, ideally, I want
> the doohickey itself to ping the target device, and if the target
> device fails to respond (after ~10 minutes), to cycle power
> automatically.
> I've found this by googling:
> http://dataprobe.com/iboot.html
> Anyone have real world experience with one of these things and can say
> "yup, it works' or "nope, it doesn't"?
> --sk
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