Here’s a cool blog I came across on our new wagg.it site.
It’s a custom application that will send email containing current external IP address to a specified email address automatically at set intervals.
Why do you need this?
I used to work as a network administrator at a company and had issues with DDNS (dynamic DNS) addresses where the domain name can change.
We used to use free DDNS services such as no-ip.com but this tool will allow you to bypass that and simply check your email to access your server. (Therefore keeping it even more secure…)
This can be great tool for embedded TCP/IP applications too.
What was that IP address again? How many times did you wish you had the IP of your crashing router on your home network to do a quick reset. I used to have a Linksys that would crash at least once a month at the most inopportune times and I designed this application to send me my network’s external IP address everyday or what ever intervals I wanted. Many ISPs with broadband give you a dynamic IP address and this helps you know that you are up and running and what the IP address is. It also is a nice monitor sending hourly emails for testing flaky connections. I have grown used to being able to view my external IP from my system tray and at the request of others with the same problems I created IP in Your Email application (don’t send me emails on the name).