Dynamic WAN IP using PPPoE

Bill Cassady caersidi "at" freeshell.org
Sat Jan 10 21:52:00 2004

On Sat, 10 Jan 2004, Scott C. Best wrote:

> Frank:
> 	Heya. PPPoE is the practically the reason that Dynamic DNS was
> invented. :) Have a look here:
> http://faq.gotomyvnc.com/fom-serve/cache/98.html

The second of which paragraph gives this advice:

	... To find out your current IP address "automatically", just
	open a web-browser to http://www.whatismyipaddress.com. Then
	just tell that number to someone trying to connect with you,
	and you'll soon be connected.

To supplement that functionality, in situations such as I believe
Frank was asking about, where he is not at the machine he wants to
connect to, one could use:

	wget -O mypresentIP http://www.whatismyipaddress.com

and have the file 'mypresentIP' mailed to yourself periodically.
(Of course this procedure is a bit redundant, since the mail headers
themselves should contain your Internet-routable address.

But some folks like complexity...)



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