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[ale] Offsite backup
- Subject: [ale] Offsite backup
- From: ale at cogginsnet.com (Robert Coggins)
- Date: Sat Jan 10 20:28:12 2004
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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Here is a little something that I wrote to do the same. This script if
you run a cron job to run every hour will check the external ip and will
then email it to you if it changes. Basic, but its what I use.
Chris Fowler wrote:
> I plan on installing a Linux machine at my father's house to be an
> offsite backup. It will be sitting on a private lan behind a SMC
> wireless router. The router is attached to Comcast. I need some way of
> having this box report to me every day what its IP address is.
> One idea is to write a client/server app in perl that will simply send a
> hello UDP packet. I can then parse the source address from that packet.
> Then the perl script will update my /etc/hosts file on my server in
> Buford. He lives in Lincolnton, NC.
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