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Thread: IpMailer 1.0

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    IpMailer 1.1 <UPDATED>

    <updated to include GPL licensing>

    Hi everyone, I wasn't sure where to post this but I wanted to share it with someone so here it is! This is my first "productive" program (meaning it does more than say hello world or count fibonacci numbers).

    It is a python script that checks your external ip every hour and emails you when it changes. This is something I have found I needed so I decided to buckle up and learn some python and bash and I think it turned out really well! Please check it out and give me some feedback. Also let me know any problems or errors you get.

    And now, the readme.txt!

    IpMailer 1.1
    Copyright 2010 George Shank
    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.
    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.
    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program.  If not, see <>
    A Python script that takes advantage of *nix
    commands to check your external ip address
    every hour and email you when it changes!
    Once you download and bunzip2 the folder
    go ahead and 'cd' into the ipmailer 
    directory and type:
    Type in the email you wish to recieve the
    ip updates (be sure this address will 
    receive emails from dynamic ip's, some 
    will automatically send these to the 
    spam folder like gmail. For gmail just 
    go into the spam folder and unmark the
    conversation as spam and you will now
    receive ip updates in your inbox!)
    Now while in the same directory type:
    This will display an exitcode (this is 
    normal). Once the time and date is displayed
    you should check your email (possibly spam
    folder) and check to make sure it worked.
    Known Bugs:
    Email is sent twice (something funky with the for loop)
    Exitcode always displayed even when no error is needed to display
    George Shank
    You can just leave the terminal up and running in a different work space or you can go into your startup applications menu and add the to the list so that it runs in the background on every startup!

    Oops forgot to mention this needs sendmail so if you do not have this be sure to

    sudo apt-get install sendmail
    Last edited by Clordio; February 1st, 2010 at 04:47 PM.
    cout<<"Hello Ubuntu";

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Buenos Aires, AR

    Re: IpMailer 1.0

    Whats the Licence? GPL? BSD? WTFPL?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Re: IpMailer 1.0

    I'd like to make it gpl but I have no idea to go about that

    Updated to include GPL licensing
    Last edited by Clordio; January 31st, 2010 at 09:58 PM.
    cout<<"Hello Ubuntu";


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