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    Dynamic IP / Dyn DNS - what service with history?

    Hello, I have home computers with a dynamic IP address. I want to be informed of all the IP addresses they change

    I am trying the no-ip service. It is ok, but it does not satisfy my needs.
    It only shows the last IP the computer had.

    If the computer had
    1.1.1.1 at 10AM
    2.2.2.2 at 11AM
    3.3.3.3 at 11:30AM
    and I check no-ip at 12, I will see that the last IP was 3.3.3.3.

    Is there a service that shows my the whole history of IP addresses the computer had? Do you know of something similar?

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    May I just ask you about why you need this kind of service?
    If you use the dyn DNS software which no-ip provides they adapt the IP for you domains automatically.

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    well.. I need it to take track of all the IP addresses the computer gets connected to.

    One good example is in case of theft:
    -dumb thief goes to house A
    -dumb thief goes to house B
    -dumb thief sell the PC to person X
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    If I use the no-ip service I will only know the IP address of person X. Who may or may not know who is the thief.
    What I am looking for is a service that permits me to see the IP address of the house A and B and at what time that IP was registered.


    *dumb because not HDD format has been done

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    Ah, okay. I've googled some and I haven't found out any service that offer that function. Though it might be possible that there are some dynDNS provider which offers that.

    Personally I think I would have created my own software for running in the background. Then I would make that program upload the new IP when it's changed to a MySQL server so that I can access the data from my own computer at home.

    If I got the time I got actually see if I can put together a software which does that for you. But I'm not sure as I've got my hands rather full right now.

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    That would be great... also some vba that can be scheduled...
    It would be nice to have both the IP address assigned to the computer cards and the public IP addresses that the computer sees when surfing whatismyip.org

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    Which OS are you running and is it 32 or 64 bit? I need to know that for making the program run in the background.
    Last edited by jimutt; 06-16-2012 at 06:53 PM.

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    Hi, it is Windows 7 64bits. Thanks

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    Alright I'll have some work left to do but I'll let you know when I'm done.

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    Now I've got a working software which installs itselfs as a Windows Service. Which means that it's not visible in the normal taskmanager and if the thief is too dump for formatting the harddrive he absolutely won't notice the program.

    How often do you want it to scan and check if the IP has been changed?

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    Hi, I think every 5 minutes would be good. What do you think? Will your software be published somewhere and open to the public? I mean... is there a way to be sure that it is completely safe?

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    Okay, yes that sounds quite good
    With "open to the public", do you mean if I will publish it as open source software?
    I am not really sure about that yet as there are still some work to be done. But I might maybe do that.

    If I'll not let it be open source it will of course be a bit hard for you to make sure that it is "completely safe". I'm afraid the only thing you can do then is to scan it with anti-virus software and trust me.

    By the way, do you run any web server or such with your own MySQL database and PHP-support? Because if so I could make it possible to let you configure where the data is being saved. Else I'll keep it the way it is now where the IP log is being saved on one of my web domains.

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    Hello, it may not be open source, it's ok... but maybe there are some internet repositories where "safe" software can be added and people can download it. Or maybe you can sell it, for example let's say for 2$. If it has all those features and you make it "safe" and you will update it with the time, I (and probably many other people) would be happy to pay few $ for it.

    With regards to the antivirus scan it won't help much, because the AV engines search known paths and examine the MD5 of files. So if the "malware" is a new one, never seen before, no antivirus will detect it until the new definitions will be released.
    Only some heuristic scan AV can detect something, but there may be false negatives and false positives.

    Yes, I do have some remote mySQL servers. I do have some hosting service, so I can dedicate a database for it.

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    After a bit more programming and fixing I've planned to create a website dedicated for this software. Which will allow you to register a user and log in to access your IP log.

    This will be compleately free as long as it is possible. A donation option will be there though.

    I will also try to publish an "advanced build" which allow the user to setup and use his own database for storing and accessing the data.

    As I've said earlier the foundation of the software is ready and it's working well. Though I must still add some functionality for displaying errors and so on. As this is quite important when other people except for the developer will use the software.

    I've also switched from the Windows service solution to a background process solution where the program will not be run as a service but still be invisible in the application view of the task manager. I did this because it makes it easier for me to code and to display error messages for the user.

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    Tomorrow I will have a version of the software ready for you (and all other guys who might be interested too).

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