IP Monitor is a simple to use application which monitors your public IP address for changes and lets you set different kinds of notifications such as email, audio, pop ups or executing a command. It can also run as a Windows service or Linux daemon.
- Automatically checks your public IP address for changes
- Provides several ways of notifying IP changes such as playing a sound, sending an email, displaying a popup or executing a command
- Can be run as a Windows service or a Linux daemon
- Provides logging support
- LookAndFeel support
- Portable application
- Open source
I'm using IP Monitor on Windows to update the data for a dynamic DNS host which only allows URL call updates. With some tricks you can get the service to update without a cmd window popping up: Execute the command "wscript <PathToFile>\update.vbs" The update.vbs looks like this: Set oShell = CreateObject ("Wscript.Shell") Dim strArgs strArgs = "<PathToWget>\wget -O out.txt <updateURL>" oShell.Run strArgs, 0, false There's a GnuWin32 build of wget on sourceforge. The parts in <> need to be modified. It would be cool to have a "visit URL" command, but with this you get the same result. Well thanks for eliminating all formatting.
I realize the rating is low, but it's as good as the weakest part of the chain. For whatever reason I cannot get it to send mail via my local mailserver, it just tells me to check the configuration, not what the actual error is. SO not being able to send mail makes it useless for me.
A good application. I use SSH secure login to access my desktop from anywhere through the internet. But my Dynamic IP address changes from time to time. When this happens I can no longer connect to my server. I set IP monitor to send email alerts using my ISP's SMTP server to send the alert. Use Gmail to receive the alert and see it on my android phone. This is useful if you don't want to set up a DNS service and domain.
Great little app, but a bit clunky. Would be nice if there were options to add it to Windows Startup and to minimise to the tray. As it is, I have 2 invasive task bar items that I just can't get rid of without closing the app.