What is the best way to get the external internet gateway IP reported periodically?

unmircea asked:

I have a OS X Server behind an airport extreme, serving services via opened ports on the airport.

The server has a 10.0.x.x local address, always the same one. The airport extreme gets it’s external IP address via PPPoE, and sometimes… once a week it changes.

For security reasons WE ACTUALLY like this behavior. But i need a way to know the external IP address just in case i need to connect and do something to the server while on the outside.

What can i do?

My answer:


Get a Dynamic DNS service. There are many such services available from various places on the Internet…


View the full question and answer on Server Fault.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.