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[ale] Offsite backup
- Subject: [ale] Offsite backup
- From: cfowler at outpostsentinel.com (Chris Fowler)
- Date: Sat Jan 10 19:07:00 2004
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.