On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 06:13:18PM -0400, David S. Jackson wrote: >If your external IP number changes, as with DHCP, is there a way >to find out what it currently is? I was thinking you could keep >BitchX logged into a chat channel and script a /dns yournick and >email yourself the results from time to time. > >How would you do it?
I set up an account on our Linux router/firewall that has a very simple C program as its shell. This program simply gets the SSHCLIENT environment variable and returns it on stdout. We have several customers on cable and dynamic DSL connections so I have an hourly cron job that uses this to see if their IP address has changed, then sends e-mail if it hss. ssh -l sshclient sshclient.celestial.com Bill -- INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software LLC UUCP: camco!bill PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) 236-1676 URL: http://www.celestial.com/ ``If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.'' -President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"