IPGofer

Solves the problem of a changing / dynamic IP address

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IPGofer does one simple job, regularly and without complaining.

It provides a simple solution to the problem of your own IP address changing.

This is a simple version of some dynamic dns services. It's not as comprehensive as such services. But it is free, it doesn't require registration with a third party or registration or transfer of a domain name.

How does it work?

IPGofer polls your IP address regularly. When your IP address changes, he creates a file that you have configured, containing the new IP address and ftp's it to a server that you specify. For example, if your file is along the lines...

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://[IP]/destination.html">

... (where destination.html is the page or tool that you want people to arrive at) you can make your menus and links point to this 'redirect' file. When your IP changes, IPGofer will update this redirect and so your links will continue to work, with nothing for you to do other than leave IPGofer running.

So you're cutting out the dynamic dns by hosting your own redirect. A redirect which is updated automatically by IPGofer.

Or if your file is along the lines...

<html><body>My IP address is [IP]</body></html>

... then you can view that page and read your IP address from anywhere else with an internet connection.

These are just two examples. There will be other ways to configure IPGofer to achieve these things, and other uses to which IPGofer could be put.

What should I do with the downloaded file?

Open the .dmg file and find the application inside. If you want to keep using IPGofer, drag and drop it into your Applications folder. To keep it in your dock, right-click or click-and-hold on its dock icon and choose 'Keep in dock'. To have it available all the time, do the same and choose 'Open at login'


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System Requirements

Mac OSX 10.4 or higher, 10.8 (Mountain Lion) supported

 


Support

IPGopher writes important messages to the Console window (find Console in Applications>Utilities). Use this to track what it's doing. If the ftp fails, you'll also get an alert showing the ftp return code - a list of these codes' meanings is included in IPGofer's dmg file. For any other questions please contact: support@peacockmedia.software


Current limitations


Contributors

Developer: Shiela Dixon


Version History

Version 1

released August 2012