[SASAG] remotely rebootable power-outlet

Lee Damon nomad at castle.org
Tue Jun 30 12:46:51 PDT 2015

Ideally the business monitoring would be able to trigger the shutdown
(using the originally requested hardware) when it noticed an outage.


On 6/30/15 12:05 , Steve Stroh wrote:
> 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.
> Steve
> 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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