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
This is a great tool. Does a specific task without clutter, easy to configure, portable even. I run an online ftp backup server from home having always used dyndns in the past, but since Dyn has decided no more free accounts I figured why not just use my normal domain name pointed to my FIOS IP that seldom ever changes. With this tool I'll be able to quickly update my godaddy DNS entry if it happens (if only there was a way to code that option!). The dev was exceptionally quick to answer a question, the email/visual/audio notification options are more than I need, running it as a service keeps it clean.
This application will notify you (in several different ways that you choose) when your external IP address changes. I use it to remotely access my home computer to monitor my security cameras when I am away. If my dynamic external IP address changes while I am away, without this app, I would not know it and thereby would be denied access. I set this up to notify me by email when my external IP address changes. This app allows you to set it up as a Windows (or Linux) service so that it runs automatically all the time your computer is on. You can set the interval that you wish this app to check your IP to see if it changed. It uses a file to store your old IP and uses this file to determine if the IP has changed. I suggest you read the discussion threads on this app as it provides some understanding how to run and set up the app, the notifications, and running it as a service. Thanks Gabriel for a great app!
I really like this little program. It's exactly what I was looking for: small, lightweight, free. My issues were 1) I could not get it to use Gmail's servers to send. Luckily I own my own domain name and used the SMTP server for my hosting. 2) Can the program auto-start on windows start? 3) can the program be run and only shown in the taskbar? Thanks for writing this software! Everyone else wanted money, or me to sign up for an account. Both unacceptable. :-) (sorry for double post, created a SF account)