Hi,

laptops are traveling through the world changing the (and often more than one) ip address. I’ve setup scripts (for os x, w7) to collect these data and push it into a db. Periodically, the /etc/hosts file on the backuppc server is updated with these data.

 

Now, nmblookup doesn’t use the /etc/hosts file, but $Conf{ClientNameAlias} = ‘xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx’ in the /etc/backuppc/CLIENTS.pl file which can be updated periodically as well to the latest data.

 

Are there other/simpler possibilities already implemented for clients to be able to backup from “foreign” networks? Is there any possibility to deal with the multiple ip addresses a client can have?

 

tia, Thomas