Webcam and dialup
July 1, 2005 5:26 AM   Subscribe

Webcam software for dialup. Is there a reliable program that can, every 15 minutes, open a dialup connection, FTP a pic, and hang up? We're trying to monitor a livestock pen at a rural property where there is no high speed. I have been trying Spycam but it won't go for more than 3 to 10 hours without generating a system error. I'm using a Logitech Quickcam Chat.
posted by shannymara to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Response by poster: For what it's worth I'm giving Spycam another try... I discovered that Earthlink dialup gets hammered by a zoo of port probes, and somehow my Win2K keeled over and took the Sygate32 worm. I got rid of it and put up the Kerio firewall; we'll see what happens now.
posted by shannymara at 10:59 AM on July 1, 2005

If that doesn't work out, I've used Webcam32 before with good results. I'm pretty sure it can handle the dialup bit, though I never needed it to do that.
posted by autojack at 2:17 PM on July 1, 2005

Just as a generic suggestion, perhaps you could throw spycam into your startup folder (or whatnot) and have a program that restarts the computer ever 4 hours? It may mitigate the problems you're having.
posted by taumeson at 7:03 PM on July 1, 2005

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