IP -> e-mail

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 6 14:20:39 UTC 2012

On Wed, 6 Jun 2012 02:06:48 -0700 (PDT)
Dánielisz László wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> Let say my computer is connected to the internet with a cable modem
> and has a dynamic IP address via DHCP. This address is refreshed
> after every random days. I want to know the new address even when I'm
> not home. Like send an e-mail with the new IP, I already know how to
> do this, but how can I track the event when my computer receives the
> new IP? Any ideas or same issues?

Have you considered dynamic dns? If you don't actually need the address
it would allow you to access the machine by hostname. Even if you do,
polling the dns is as good a way as any of detecting the change. 

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