On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 8:31 PM, PeÃ±a, Botp [email protected]
table. If you use telnet or ssh, you can create a script to automate and
collate everything. A nice project would be to create a map of your network
showing wc nodes are connected to wc switch/router…
kind regards -botp
Thanks guys, I don’t have direct access to the routers/switches
This whole thing started as a tool to shutdown certain machines at
times in the evening and then wake them (WOL) at a scheduled time in the
morning to be ready for classes. I only manage three labs so it wasn’t
big deal to input the MAC addresses by hand. However the larger IT
department here at the school has taken notice and is interested in
to manage machines institution wide.
Since they have over a thousand machines they manage the current idea is
populate both the computer db entries and the group/lab/area db entries
LDAP/AD. Hence my quest for an easily automated way to get MAC
machine names are easy (LDAP/AD) and IP is also easy, at least assuming
is correct it is.
I’ve also run into an issue where the machines on the subdomain I work
give themselves a different IP than that which the DHCP server thinks
should have in DNS. Needless to say this has been a ton of fun. For
reason the Primary Domain Controller in this domain has different DNS
records from all the other DNS servers and most annoyingly they are
different from the DHCP servers DNS entries for these machines (The main
DHCP server does DNS too). This is a very Windows problem and is
crazy since I’m not the admin here.
If anyone knows a quick solution to this issue I would consider paying
weekly tribute If I can’t get to the right machine I can’t shut it
That would be the ultimate irony, a tool I wrote to manage my equipment
working for others in the company (the main IT department).
“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”
-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)