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IP Address Poster Publisher Uploader for Gamers, pcAnywhere & VPN Users

 
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Do you need to have the Internet IP address of your router, server or PC automatically available via a webpage? Does your router, server or PC Internet IP address change from time to time since your Internet Service Provider assigns you an address using DHCP and you need to let outsiders know of your new Internet IP address whenever it changes? Then we have the program for you as long as you have a website you can publish to via FTP and that website is available to your intended users via the Internet.

If you only need to see what your Internet IP address and you don't need it displayed on the Internet for other users, you can just go to http://www.myipaddress.com.

Back around 2001 Randy More published an IP Poster for Linksys routers only and Linksys kept changing the layout of their router's Status page which rendered the old program useless for newer routers. Thanks go to associates Craig Detrey and Frank for their ingenuity in editing the original program to work regardless of what kind of router you have or even if you don't have a router at all. So even dial-up users can use this program.

At the bottom of this page is a link to download the zip file containing the program, shortcut, ip.asp webpage and template.htm webpage. This program should work on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2K, XP, NT, and 2003. Note: Your Internet server must have the Active Server Pages (asp pages) option turned on. Users whose server runs PHP can use this ip.php page instead of the ip.asp page.

Using your favorite zip program, unzip the IPPoster.zip file which contains an IPPoster folder containing 5 files. Copy or move the IPPoster folder and it's contents to the root of your C: drive as shown below.

Inside you'll find the template.htm file. You may edit this to your liking as this will be the template used by IPPoster to automatically upload a webpage via FTP to your website each time your address changes and this will be the file/webpage viewable from the internet. Leave the template.htm file in the IPPoster folder.

Next upload the ip.asp page (not the template.htm page) to your website into a folder of your choice.

Next copy the "Shortcut to IPPoster" shortcut into your local Startup folder using Windows Explorer. On 2k & XP the path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. On 9X & ME the path is C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. This will start the IPPoster program each time your computer starts up.

Now launch the IPPoster.exe file directly or from the shortcut.

In the URL: box, fill in the path to the ip.asp page you previously uploaded. In this example I previously uploaded the ip.asp page to the root of my website (not in a subfolder). The ip.asp page displays your current Internet IP address and the IPPoster program pulls the address from the page. You can also give the web address for the ip.asp page to outside users so they can check their own Internet IP address or just tell them to go to http://www.myipaddress.com.

Set the Check interval to the number of seconds you would like for the program to recheck to see if your IP address has changed. The example above is set for every 10 minutes (600 seconds). Place a checkmark in the Auto box to turn this feature on.

Fill in your FTP Site address, Username and Password.

Fill in the Target file name with what name you want the webpage to be on your website. The program will use the template.htm file to create this webpage. The normal FTP port is 21.

Fill in the Target directory. In this case, when I access my site via FTP, I have to open the pub_html folder to see my site's files & folders. Also in this example I had created an ipposter folder beforehand up on the site. You may not have a pub_html or similar folder and the ipposter folder is optional too. If you want the file to just be at the root of your website, then leave this section blank.

Use the browse button on the right to browse to the template.htm file.

Click the Post IP button at the top and see if your IP address appears in the top box. Watch for errors in red at the bottom of the window.

Important Note: Once you have the program properly configured with no errors in red at the bottom of the window and you can see your "Current IP address" in the uppermost box, then click the "Exit IP Linksys(tm) Poster" button to save your settings in the registry. If you don't, then your settings will be lost when you reboot the computer. You only have to do this once.

Relaunch the program through your shortcut. Click the "Hide Window" button and you should see the blue icon in the System Tray down by the clock. Reboot your computer and check again for the blue icon by the clock. If it's not there, then you didn't place the shortcut in the Startup folder. If you have any programs running that monitor what's running or starting on your computer, adjust those programs accordingly to allow IPPoster to run.

You may have to configure your firewall to allow the IP Poster program through.

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