[svlug] In need of script to page me if my ISP changes my IP.[solved]
james at linuxrebel.us
Wed Nov 17 12:32:25 PST 2004
On Wed, 2004-11-17 at 11:57, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> Well, actually, it's not so much that I prefer it. It's just that I needed
> something fast, and it was an exercise in bash scripting too ;-)
> I am in the process of switching my server from RH8 to Gentoo, and when the
> new box is ready, I'll surely investigate this ddclient/dyndns stuff.
> Thanks for all the replies and suggestions though. I will feel more
> confident signing up for dyndns service now.
IMHO the hardest thing about dyndns is when the time comes, ages from
now, that you need to login to make a change. Remembering your uname
and pass is a real bear. (It just works, so once running... you tend to
forget it's there.)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: svlug-bounces+daevid=daevid.com at lists.svlug.org
> > [mailto:svlug-bounces+daevid=daevid.com at lists.svlug.org] On
> > Behalf Of William R Ward
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 8:32 PM
> > To: H vR
> > Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org; Matt Walsh
> > Subject: Re: [svlug] In need of script to page me if my ISP
> > changes my IP.[solved]
> > H vR writes:
> > >On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 14:38:10 -0800, Fabrizio Bertocci
> > ><fabriziobertocci at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 14:19:56 -0800 (PST), Matt Walsh
> > <mr_walsh at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >> > I want to also applaud 'ddclient' ... I have been using
> > it along with
> > >> > dyndns.org for 2 years to host my home server and it has
> > worked perfectly.
> > >> > It has saved me $40 or so a month in DSL costs in being
> > able to use a
> > >> > dynamic ip.
> > >>
> > >> Actually another great thing of ddclient is that it can
> > automatically
> > >> retrieve the public IP address directly from your router,
> > so it still
> > >> work even if your server is behind NAT.
> > >> I've my server on a local LAN with a Netgear DSL router: ddclient
> > >> automatically pulls the public IP address from the router
> > and send it
> > >> to dyndns without any trouble.
> > >> Fabrizio
> > >>
> > >why not use www.dyndns.org?
> > Who are you asking? It sounds like both Fabrizio and Matt are already
> > using dyndns, as am I. The original poster, Daevid Vincent, appears
> > to prefer a manual approach.
> > --Bill.
> > PS: I trimmed extra lines and reversed the order of the quoted text.
> > On this list, the preferred form of quoting is to put your reply under
> > the text you are replying to, not above the entire quoted message.
> > --
> > William R Ward bill at wards.net
> > http://bill.wards.net
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