- The Problem
- The Solution
- Initial Setup
- Sample ExternalIP.ini File
- Running External IP
- Using External IP
- Running as a Portable Application
- File Permissions
- Creating Templates
- Best Practices
- Future Plans
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For those of you that are interested in some of the background and description of External IP, read on.
I received an e-mail from a DCoT reader wanting to know if I could figure out a way for him to get the external IP address of his home system/network when it changes. He has a dynamic IP address that is given out by DHCP whenever he connect to the Internet. This IP address changed from time to time and that means that he can’t access the system remotely if he doesn’t know the address.
I created External IP to solve this problem. External IP runs on one of your home systems and continually checks to see if your external IP address has changed. If it does, it can either update a file via FTP on the Internet or it can e-mail you the new IP address to your remote e-mail address. This way, you will know what your home IP address is at all times.
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