Finding your dynamic external IP

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sun Aug 3 20:02:23 PDT 2003

"David S. Jackson" <deepbsd at> writes:

> If your external IP number changes, as with DHCP, is there a way
> to find out what it currently is?  I was thinking you could keep
> BitchX logged into a chat channel and script a /dns yournick and
> email yourself the results from time to time.   
> How would you do it?

For DHCP specifically, the best thing to do is to use the
dhclient-exit-hooks script to do whatever you want.  My particular
example is attached...

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