HC. The list - and questions about it.

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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by gooze » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:13 am

Shouldn't that be password protected or something?
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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by Kuni » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:49 am

gooze wrote:Shouldn't that be password protected or something?
Why?
I think the idea is that the system shut down in automatic mode without user help (and may be sometimes the machine comes back in live with the right wakeup command...)
Everybody who use this command knows what he does. And if not, then he will learn it very fast :lol: :lol:
Normal users never found this command and if they do, they have the cance to learn something. :roll:
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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by gooze » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:22 am

It worries me that it can't be done over LAN and for that matter over Wifi.
If you have a theatre full of remotes and phones and laptops, all connected to the main desk, it becomes a dangerous situation
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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by JohnGrimshaw » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:28 pm

Maybe a countdown warning at the console, and entry in the log.

WARNING: Shutdown command recieved from IP:192.168.0.200. Console will shutdown in 10sec... [Cancel]
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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by TaineGilliam » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:13 am

I really like John's suggestion.

This also brings up the point of "Disable Remote", a feature that has been on the wishlist for some time. Even cooler would be a mini-firewall to restrict the IP address of allowable remote/telnet connections.

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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by gooze » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:00 am

In the 'File' menu you can disable Remote Video. Much more useful would indeed be Disable Remote Connections. I also like the small delay with the countdown that John suggested. Exactly what I had in mind. In case it doesn't happen at an ungodly hour but in the middle of a show.
And... if this command is send, I would suggest the show being saved first. Otherwise you could get a pop-up saying that the checkpoint file is new then the showfile etc.
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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by Lotos » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:45 am

Of course, personally I'd password protect my wireless network. Preferably WPA as opposed to WEP encryption. :D Being able to restrict IP addresses is handy, until someone who is unfamiliar with TCP/IP settings comes along... (Though, arguably, these people shouldn't be using Telnet...)
As for LAN security... There are no LAN jacks in my theatre with 'patron' or 'john Q public' access... And I trust my co-workers not to jack in and execute a remote shutdown... If there were LAN jacks in the house, I'd be certain to put a locking 'cover' over them.

The ability to 'deny' or 'disable' remote connections would be useful however...

That being said, I can see situations where it would be undesirable... All of which involve having to go back to the console to 'allow' or 're-enable' the connections, because you forgot to do so before heading down to the deck with your laptop/up to the grid in a lift with your remote. :twisted:


A simple 'user prompt' at console level, informing the operator (if present) that 'Hey, remote shutdown requested, commencing in 10...9...8... etc' giving the operator the ability to cancel within the timeframe offered as John stated is possibly the best solution?

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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by golights » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:09 pm

What would be the easiest way to set a macro to do a cue list release (all)? I don't see a macro for it and for now i have been setting up mutiple macros and using each cue list. There is a macro H.C. Release All () but not sure if it can be used to do a cue list release.

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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by BobbyHarrell » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:47 pm

you can use the HC.CueListRelease('cue list'[,release_time]) and change the cue list name to the wildcard asterik. (sp?)

HC.CueListRelease('*', 1)

The above example will release all cue lists in 1 sec.
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Re: HC. The list - and questions about it.

Post by golights » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:59 pm

Thanks Bobby, that's what i needed.

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