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What is it?The homeip shell script helps you stay updated about the IP that your Cisco 675 DSL router is assigned when configured in PPP mode. It automatically sends an email to whichever email address you specify in the script if you configure it as a cron job in your Linux/UNIX system.
RequirementsThe following are the minimum requirements to run the scripts:
How to install and configureDownload the tarball from here, and then enter the regular commands to untar it:
Future improvementsThese are some of the improvements I'd like to add in the future if I find the time... :-)
v0.8 (21 April 2001) Fixed bug by adding new function to check whether there is connectivity to the Cisco router. v0.7 (5 February 2001) Added some security checks for symlink issues, changed the temporary files to /var/tmp, added some code to count for possible lack of connectivity, made some changes to the logger calls, and tidied up the code a little bit by creating some functions. v0.6 (30 January 2001) Changed the location of the temporary file to /var/tmp for portability reasons, and also added an $installdir variable to improve its execution from cron. v0.5 (15 December 2000) Wrote the code so that the script only sends email when the IP changed, and it doesn't act when it didn't change (nice bandwidth saver). v0.4 (23 September 2000) Added logging capability. v0.3 (4 September 2000) Added some simple trap code to handle errors in a graceful manner. v0.2 (2 September 2000) Posted in the Internet for the first time.
Suggestions, bugs, etc.Any suggestions, bugs, ideas, improvements, etc. please email them to me at <email@example.com>.
Jesus Ortega (a.k.a. Nitebirdz)