DHCP question

Walt Pawley walt at wump.org
Thu Aug 24 20:41:21 UTC 2006

At 4:20 AM -0700 8/23/06, Vizion wrote:

>My home network is connected by my Linksys Broadband Router
>model RT31P2 to an upstream Cable company supplied Motorola
>SB5100 cable modem.
>A single IP address is allocated via DHCP to the Linksys to
>which my private network is attached. The IP address is rarely
>I need to monitor and record that IP address and initiate a
>series of processes if/when the IP address changes.
>Suggestions please... and thanks in advance for any replies


You could schedule a script that uses 'curl' or 'fetch' to
acquire the status page from the router and parse the upstream
IP address from it and compare it with a saved address.

Walter M. Pawley <walt at wump.org>
Wump Research & Company
676 River Bend Road, Roseburg, OR 97470

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