Looking for app to report IP address

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Benjamindaines, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Hello, I am looking for an app that I can have run on someone's computer that will email me their IP address every time it changes. No, I'm not trying to hack someone :p I need it so I can always Remote Desktop into their computer to help them (family member). Does anyone know of anything like this?
     
  2. phelim macrumors newbie

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    hmmm

    ...apart from some sorta funky terminal ****, no
     
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    Just have them do a Google of "What's my ip?" and then actually click the first link to see their ip. If they just look at the number on the google search page, it isn't theirs.

    Once done, have them email it to you.

    Brian
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    There are also free dynamic DNS services, like
    http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/dyndns/

    Create a free account, think of a hostname, install a little Windows app on your family members PC, and the app will update the hostname everytime their IP address changes.
     
  5. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    It's a Mac though... but can I do that same thing?
     

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