Is there an app that will do this?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mrkramer, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. mrkramer macrumors 603

    mrkramer

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    I am looking to see if there is an app that will be able to detect when a server that I am connected to is about to go to sleep and automatically dissconect my computer from that server so that it doesn't go to sleep and crash the finder when I try to dissconect it.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Errr.... how would it know, exactly? Coz AFAIK a server doesn't send out any messages that say "I'm gonna be going to sleep in 2 minutes".

    Aren't servers typically supposed to be set to never sleep?

    Puzzled.
     
  3. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    If there was an app that did it I would assume that it would be installed on both machines and the one on the server would be programmed to send out a message to dissconect. I'm guessing that no one has programed somthing to do this yet though.
     
  4. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    Servers, yes, but not home machines that happen to be sharing their files with others on the local network. This is where such a thing might be very useful.

    Actually, I'm kind of surprised that Mac OS X doesn't do this, now that I think about it. I can't be bothered to actually try this right now, but I thought OS X used to warn you when you were shutting down and remote file sharing users were connected. Or was that only OS 9 and below?

    Regardless, iChat sets you to away/disconnected when you sleep the machine, so why can't the AFP server disconnect clients too? Either that or the client (Finder) needs to be a little smarter about handling a server that went away. Sometimes it does ok, but others it seems to hang. Hopefully Leopard improves this, at any rate.
     

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