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[ale] Offsite backup
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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