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Posted on 2004-09-07
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Here is my situation, and I am sure that someone was thinking about it. Already.

I would need to have a remote desktop to my machine ones a week, and I have Roadrunner Cable. I didn’t wanted to spend extra $ to get static ip.

Is it possible to send email with certain subject. And have rule in outlook, when you see that email with this attachment, automatically execute this exe, and it will email me back machine’s ip address. Anyone was successful, anyone have ideas how this can be done. And what tools I can use.

Thanks

Denis,
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Outlook allows all kinds of scripts. That why it is so insecure. You should post this in the programming section.
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Just create a rule that checks the subject line for say, "Check my IP address."

Create a batch script or perl script that dumps the output of ipconfig into a file. Have the rule execute this script.

then have the Rule send you a reply, attaching the file.
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If he is using a router he will need to parse the router status page. Or maybe just mail the whole page. Ipconfig just gives the local ip's.
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If all you want is the capability to remote into your system, why don't you just use a dynamic-DNS service like www.dyndns.org?

Then you will be able to access your system by name and won't need to know the IP number.

Good Luck.
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Or, if you don't want to leave the Remote Desktop Protocol on your desktop open to the Internet, use a pay service like GoToMyPC:

   http://www.gotomypc.com/

A sinlge-PC plan is $19.95/mo or $179.40/yr (disclaimer: I have nothing to do with GoToMyPC).
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