Re: Need to monitor when IP Address changes
From: .:MadTux:. (madtux_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 17:31:03 -0500 To: email@example.com
A trick that I use if a little script that sends the output of
ifconfig to a text file and uploads it to a password-protected web
address via FTP. When I need to see what my IP is, I just log into my
protected page and view the current IP.
I have a cron job scheduled every hour to run the script, and since
it's a tiny file, it's not a major thing to haev run every hour.
Here's the contents of the script (which runs on 4.7 thru 4.10):
/sbin/ifconfig fxp0 | ncftpput -c -u username -p password domain
Example with fields filled in:
/sbin/ifconfig fxp0 | ncftpput -c -u madtux -p secretpassword
..where "my_ip" is both the output of the command and the filename.
To actually view the file, point yer trusty browser to
and provide the secret answer, after which you'll see the output of ifconfig.
I had written something a little cleaner that pulls the IP from the
stdout and writes it to a temp file, which is then uploaded, but I
can't find it now :P
Anyway, hope that helps.
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