Downtime! Emergency!

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Downtime! Emergency!

My G5 is running at home right now while I'm on vacation 1000 miles away. I've got a slight problem - i set up the G5 so that if there's a power outage , it will restart, and then I turned on VNC (OSXVnc). Now, when I try to connect at all (HTTP, VNC, FTP, etc.) I get nothing. If I ping the IP, I get perfect success, but that's probably the router. Help! VNC had a password, but I still hope I haven't been hacked. Plus, my website that's been hosted on the G5 NEEDS to be up; many people depend on it for certain things, and I can't have it not up.

In short, is there any way for me to test if the G5 is running properly from a PC running XP 1000 miles away? I won't be home for two weeks!

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most likely it isn't hacked

unix OS's are hard to hack
and if the webpage was hacked, you would definatly know
also, is someone at the home at this time?
did someone turn it off?
did it go to sleep?
or is the ISP having problems?

most likely the ISP is down. Happens a lot when around here for business's. Mainly b/c the ISP is stupid.
There are a lot of things can go wrong. But i most likely blame it on the ISP
Call the ISP and see if there is an outage?
and what connection are you using? is it T1/Cable/DSL?
Again, call the ISP and see if there is an outage.
The modem probably needs to be reset. It happens a lot here b/c they upgrade/take-down the network, and the modem doesn't see the new network. Or it is trying to connect to the ISP using an address that has become outdated (Cox network likes to the change the server address's that the cable modems connect to, so our modem is trying to repeatedly connect to something that isn't there.) the ISP might be able to reset the modem remotely

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Did you remember to have

Did you remember to have OSXVnc start on startup?

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OSXVnc

OSX Vnc was running on startup, yes, but I'm worried because if I ping my IP, I get a response. Could someone have hacked into the VNC session? I've got a strong password, but still.

Anyways, I've got someone (grandma) going to the house today with simple instructions. (if the light's on on the silver box, then hold down the button, then push it again. if it's off, click the button.)

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But did you also set OSXVnc

But did you also set OSXVnc to start running the VNC service on startup? Remember, just launching the app won't start VNC...you have to either start the session manually, or set it to autostart on launch in the OSXVnc preferences.

I highly doubt that your VNC session was hacked into.

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Lightning

I just found out that there was a lightning storm in our area last night Sad Hopefully all is well, and the computer can just be turned back on. Yes, OSXVnc is set so start the VNC on startup. It's not so much VNC that I'm worried about, it's the fact that the computer is also my webserver, which is still offline.

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