Keep It Up 2.3 Improves Restarts -- Karl Pottie has released Keep It Up 2.3, a free update to his useful server-monitoring and remote management utility (see "Keep It Up 2.0.1 Adds Remote Management" in TidBITS-451). New in Keep It Up 2.3 is a significantly improved method for restarting the Mac that offers "Clean Restart" and "Forced Restart" options. Keep It Up 2.3 is also compatible with the forthcoming Mac OS 9 and now stores its log file in the Preferences folder for compatibility with Mac OS 9's multiple user capabilities. Keep It Up remains $22 shareware and is a 286K download. [ACE]
Wake On Demand in Snow Leopard
Putting your Mac to sleep saves power, but it also disrupts using your Mac as a file server, among other purposes. Wake on Demand in Snow Leopard works in conjunction with an Apple base station to continue announcing Bonjour services that the sleeping computer offers.
While the requirements for this feature are complex, eligible users can toggle this feature in the Energy Saver preference pane. It's labeled Wake on Network Access for computers that can be roused either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet; Wake on Ethernet Network Access or Wake on AirPort Network Access for wired- or wireless-only machines, respectively. Uncheck the box to disable this feature.
- Keep It Up 2.0.1 Adds Remote Management (19 Oct 98)