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IP Monitor

IP Monitor notifies you when your public IP address changes

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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.

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  • 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
  • Multiplatform
  • Open source
  • Free

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  • nedhead
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    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.

    Posted 12/17/2014
  • hagzazaphat
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    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.

    Posted 07/31/2014
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    Posted 07/18/2014
  • tec805
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    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.

    Posted 04/08/2014
  • schundg
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    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!

    Posted 09/21/2013
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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop, Information Technology

User Interface

Java Swing, Non-interactive (Daemon)

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