Hello, I have around 30 computers around Oregon that are set-up as Internet kiosks. I would like to have a way to check them to see if they are alive, and their current IP address... I realize there are solutions like pcanywhere and no-ip.com, but at around 30 systems (and growing) that adds up quick. I have VNC installed on the machines and when I can get the IP address, I just enable the port forwarding remotely on the router and then access the machine (by the way, is that a good idea?) ... i really just need a way to make all my machines check-in to me automatically and regularly.... with a very small memory overhead..
...oh yeah.. all machines are running XP PRO..