[oclug] How to verify my IP address remotely
quarrington.robinson at sympatico.ca
Fri Jul 11 09:50:38 EDT 2003
> > So tomorrow I renew the assault on the problem. I rebel at the idea of
> > surrendering more of my autonomy or introducing yet another link in the
> > chain, by using somebody else's package.
> > Thinking of whatismyip suggested that I look at my Apache access log but
> > that shows me as ottawa-hse-ppp245278.sympatico.ca which I don't find
> > very useful to my quest.
> if you are unable to connect to the router's status page, there is a line in the ddclient.conf that tells ddclient to connect to the "predefined" ip address and obtain it from there.
> After some research you can code www.whatsmyip.com to be used by the ddclient.
> The line you are looking for is:
> ## To obtain an IP address from Web status page (using the proxy if defined)
> #use=web, web=checkip.dyndns.org/, web-skip='IP Address' # found after IP Address
> and you should have "use=web" uncommented.
Thanks Val. That is interesting. However, instead of trying to adapt a
canned product (ddclient) I'll take the route of masochism and
home-grown solution for now.
The possibility of being able to probe my router for its address is
exciting and I think worth following up - could be a lot simpler and
potentially more reliable than the e-mail approach.
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