Elite Mac Networking

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lPHONE, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. lPHONE macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2009
    In our office we have screen sharing on all the mac desktops so we can monitor what our employees are working on, but we also have field employees and people who work from home - some of them have ip address that almost randomly change and we lose connection with them. How do we prevent this?
  2. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    If my company wasted time by having someone else watch my screen, I'd tell them to eff off.
  3. MacKeeperFanMod macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2010
    Make a program that will send a letter containing the current computer ip address to your mail server. I don't see other way. Where else can you find out the current ip address? Only at computer worker.

    Perhaps workers agreed to these rules. It is their choice.

    Good luck!:)
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Typically what happens can be the ISP re-assigns the ip address, due to the DHCP lease running out or the computer restarting.
  5. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    Another way is to use a service like dyndns.com -- this is a free service that provides a domain name. The IP associated with the domain is refreshed whenever the ISP's DHCP server issues a new IP. But I don't condone going this far to spy on employees & have never seen a company that cannot trust its employees go very far. This is how to treat someone you really want to get rid of.

    OP: do you monitor your employees like this in the US?
  6. jmerrett macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2010
    re employment

    All employment in US is voluntary. You know the terms and conditions under which you work from the day you start. Monitoring your computer use and productivity while you are getting paid to work is acceptable. Do you make people pay for items when they are ready to leave a store or do you just trust them to mail you the money when they get home later. I would love to have a job that I could perform from home. I would gladly sign up to let someone monitor my computer use if I didn't have to drive to and from work every day. As sad as our economy is right now, I'm sure they are thrilled to be working. :)
  7. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    US states have laws that protect personal privacy. By monitoring desktops you might be entering a gray area. It is customary to monitor network traffic, not desktops. What if a monitored employee has, for instance, a (Skype) conversation with a third party who has not consented to being recorded or monitored?

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