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auto IP address e-mailer

I can't seem to find a utility that can periodically check an e-mail address and reply to the sender with my current IP address.

Anyone know of a freeware utility performing this function that will run on Windows 95?
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wyre
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iwinCommented:
goto freewarehome.com and check under networking, you'll find some freebies which can broadcast your ip for you.
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ozoCommented:
How did you receive the email request if the sender doesn't know your current address?
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wyreAuthor Commented:
Yes, there's a ton of stuff out there that will broadcast your IP address to a web page or e-mail it once you come online, but I can't seem to find anything that will actually reply to an e-mail request with the current IP address.
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wyreAuthor Commented:
Well, e-mail addresses never change!  Dynamic IP addresses do!
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NenadicCommented:
Why do you need that?

If you use ICQ, the sender could check your IP there.
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wyreAuthor Commented:
Because not everyone uses ICQ.  Some use AOL instant messenger, and sometimes all you have around is e-mail (work environment) when it is not practical to use web-based IP broadcasting (which I already have).
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herikCommented:
Have you ever thought about using a Dynamic Name Server?

This way you can just give everybody out there your own URL. This way they can all contact you since you URL will at all times resolve to your current IP.

There are a lot of free DyNS services in the internet:
www.yi.org
www.dyns.cx
....

all of them provide you with a little program that runs on your systems and that posts your IP into their DNS server everytime you IP changes
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iwinCommented:
also you can downlaod an util that allows you to creat a static name so that no matter what ip you're assigned to, they'd always resolved to this name.
So all you have to do is pass along this name.
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wyreAuthor Commented:
Nope!  I never even thought about a dynamic name server.  Thanks for the pointer!

www.benjamin.yi.org
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wyreAuthor Commented:
iwin:

I did actually consider a static name; however it costed money and I never could decide on a name anyway.

yi.org didn't seem to have very many users, so it was relatively easy to pick something I wanted.

Thanks all.
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