Re: [SLE] automaticaly send an IP change
From: James Knott (james.knott_at_rogers.com)
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 11:40:23 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> I have to support the home computers of some friends. All of them are
> newly converted :) to SuSE 9.2. All of them use DSL or cable Internet
> access. The problem is that from time to time their ISPs change the
> IPs of the modem, which prevents me to remotely administer the
> machines without asking some of the people there to check what is
> their current external IP by checking http://www.whatismyip.com/ or
> the config of the modem.
> Is there a script/package which can check the external IP on regular
> basis and send the changes to an email?
Is the host name consistent? If so, you can just do a dns lookup. If
the host name changes with the IP, then that won't work. Another
possibility, is a dynamic dns server, which many firewall/routes can be
configured to use.
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