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acid_kewpie 09-12-2001 02:51 PM

dynamic IP address
 
Does anyone know of (or wish to describe) a simple way to publish my ip address on a remote server?

the onyl solution i've found isto use ftp in a shell script, but that wouldn't be possible when using passwords would it?

I'd guess the easiest way may be to email the server and use a procmail script to create a new html page at teh remote end. but i've very little experience of procmail, and it look svery nasty...

any ideas?

Steave 09-12-2001 03:43 PM

Check www.ods.org !

They have come up with a way for dynamic DNS! You just install a small client and set up a account and you will get some domain like yourdomain.daemon.sh where you will always be reachable as long as your client has signed up with the current ip. -> add it to the ip-up script.

Have fun!

acid_kewpie 09-12-2001 04:31 PM

ok... looks perfect... not working... erm does it take time to register? actually it must I guess... i use a dns server at my university... ahhhi 'm confused and am using too many ...........'s :)

dilberim82 09-12-2001 06:33 PM

www.dyndns.org or dyndns.com does the same thing and they have more programs to update your ip address. I think you can just go to their website and get some of those programs and use it with any website.

jharris 09-13-2001 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by acid_kewpie
erm does it take time to register?
If you use DynDNS' service and setup a 'static' host then the TTL (Time To Live) of the DNS record is 4 hours, so if you're IP changes there is the potential for it to disappear for upto that long for some people once your update their DNS record to tell them your new IP...

cheers

Jamie...


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