Tickle is a very simple script that dials home at startup and every 5 minutes thereafter. It sends information back to a web server that can help identify your computer's location if it is stolen or lost.
The script works whether a user is logged in or not, as long as the computer has an internet connection.
It does so by looking up a http url in the form:
You can then look for the IP address with that MAC address in your web server logs to help the authorities locate your computer if it's stolen.
This utility is free and is provided without any support or warranty. Therefore you can modify the code as you like.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Simplified installation process, improved documentation.