Remote power cycle recommendations

Ben Cannon ben at 6by7.net
Mon Apr 30 19:54:37 UTC 2018


Good point, and important reminder to segment!  None of this stuff is to be considered secure.  Don’t feel bad, I left a box I’d just put a fresh slackware install on, this was perhaps 2000 or 1999 too keep in mind, anyway I left it running with a public IP and no root password. For an hour.  Came back from lunch to finish the install and it was already hacked.

-Ben.

> On Apr 30, 2018, at 12:51 PM, Michel 'ic' Luczak <lists at benappy.com> wrote:
> 
> I had more or less the same experience with APC Masterswitches (fried a few of those) ;) + the included free backdoors and default admin passwords and write communities (I got my whole platform shutdown by someone once). I guess YMMV.
> 
>> On 30 Apr 2018, at 21:49, Ben Cannon <ben at 6by7.net> wrote:
>> 
>> I want to love these, but I’ve had enough problems (3 bad units, one 8 port wiped it’s config and reset itself) causing outages, out of the 6 or so devices I’ve deployed, to ever use them in a critical production role.
>> 
>>> On Apr 30, 2018, at 12:19 PM, Michel 'ic' Luczak <lists at benappy.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> If rack-mount is not a hard requirement, I would definitely look into Ubiquiti’s mPower range. You will find anything from a single socket (WiFi only) to a 6 socket PDU (WiFi and Ethernet, probably 8 sockets for US but I’m in Europe) with central management system (free) and detailed consumption graphs and costs if you provide the kWh cost.
>>> 
>>> I’m running many of those with the controller/management software installed remotely in a central location and have several alerts and automation scripts setup when consumption goes beyond a certain level (meaning the equipment has crashed).
>>> 
>>> https://www.ubnt.com/mfi/mpower/
>>> 
>>> Regards, Michel
>>> 
>>>> On 27 Apr 2018, at 17:46, Andy Ringsmuth <andy at newslink.com> wrote:
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>>>> I’m sure many here are familiar with or using/have used devices to remotely power cycle equipment. I’m considering a Dataprobe iBoot-G2 and am curious if you’ve had experience with it, or other recommendations.
>>>> 
>>>> I only need one outlet to be remotely power cycle-able. I have one piece of equipment that is occasionally a little flaky and, well, you know the hassle.
>>>> 
>>>> What do people recommend? There seem to be plenty out there which are more designed to auto-reboot when Internet connectivity is lost, aka remotely reboot the ‘ol cable modem for instance, but that’s not my scenario.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>> 
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