Re: [NTLK] [NPDS] Automatic reboot?

From: Martin Joseph <>
Date: Tue May 02 2006 - 01:14:19 EDT

On May 1, 2006, at 6:53 PM, Grant Hutchinson wrote:

> Hi Andreas.
>> Having (re-)discovered NPDS, I put up two Newton servers (MessagePad
>> 2100, eMate 300), which are proudly present in the tracker list:
>> ...
>> (unless they're down :-)
> That's the trick isn't it. I have to say thought, with NPDS Watcher
> clipping along, my server will stay online for weeks at a time. It's
> pretty rare that it cannot recover from a freeze or NPDS crash.
>> Is there a package around that will reset the Newton on programmable
>> moments, without human intervention?
>> Something like the 'Reboot!' package, but with a schedule.
> Tat would be a very useful package - or an addition to the watcher
> module. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of anything that does timed
> reboots
> for the Newton. I wonder of it would be possible to use the interval
> 'uptime' ping found in the Tracker Client to perform scheduled reboots
> via the Watcher... or pull it out into another package altogether?

How about a driver to support the old mac serial Rebound!
appliances(sophisticated circuits) that reboot the machine unless it's
tickled regularly...

OH SNOT. I think those used ADB rather then serial come to think of

Just a thought.

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