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[ale] Offsite backup
The problem is that the machine that is running ddclient will have a
192.168.1.X ip address. Not a public one. Will this be an issue?
On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 19:46, David Corbin wrote:
> Just signup with zonedit, and use one of the dozens of tools that
> automatically do Dynamic DNS. I use ddclient. Works like a champ.
> On Saturday 10 January 2004 19:03, 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.
> > Thanks,
> > Chris
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