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[ale] Offsite backup
- Subject: [ale] Offsite backup
- From: jkinney at localnetsolutions.com (James P. Kinney III)
- Date: Sat Jan 10 20:39:21 2004
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
If you use something like the automatic scripts from dyndns, you can
just point to the box you have listed there.
Or you can add a script on a cron job that checks for an updated IP
address and send an email to you. I use that method as it is pretty
On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 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.
> Ale mailing list
> Ale at ale.org
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