Detect loss of conectivity on workstation?
We've had a bit of a frenzy recently where kids are pulling the cat5 cables out of the sockets, and we are constantly running around to fix the problem where the kids can't access their My Docs. Some are now finding a good game site and then pulling the cable so we can't trace them (unless we go there in person, which we are getting a bit fed up of doing). I would imagine other schools have had this problem, and I hope some have adopted some system to manage it. My thought, although merely a passing one, would be to get a backround script or program running which would detect loss of connectivity, and maybe freeze or lock the mouse/keyboard (or to a similar effect) until connectivity is restored.
Now, this wouldn't be ideal on our wireless machines as they are obviously not as stable, but at least if it was possible in the "hot spots" then I could see if it worked. It was simply a passing thought, and i'd guess it'd involve a combination of backround programs and scripts to perform the task. If there are better solutions or alternatives then i'd appreciate hearing them.