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[ale] Offsite backup
On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 20:02, Byron A Jeff wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 07:57:02PM -0500, Chris Fowler wrote:
> > Would an arp broadcaster help guarantee that address?
> No. It's DHCP based. But unlike HellSouth and others, ComCast doesn't
> expire or cycle IP addresses
> There are no guarantees on IP addresses. You'll still need your system as
> a backup. Easiest is to get it to E-mail you when the address changes.
If it is on private like it will be in this case. It can not email me
its address unless it uses some service to gets the networks true public
> > On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 19:53, Byron A Jeff wrote:
> > > On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 07:03:00PM -0500, 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.
> > >
> > > No need as long as the box remains on. I've had the same Comcast IP address
> > > for over 9 months.
> > >
> > > BAJ