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PHP web page for pinging
Authored by: shmuel on Dec 30, '02 02:52:48AM

I didn't want to worry about someone changing the format of their webpage and breaking my IP address utility so I created a page of my own to ping. I have a hosted website with PHP installed so I created a page with a piece of PHP like this:

<? print "<H1>" . $REMOTE_ADDR . "</H1>"; ?>
<? print "<p>" . GetHostByAddr($REMOTE_ADDR) . "</p>"; ?>

Make sure there is a carriage return between the first and second line or the grep offered here will not work.

I then use the same grep pattern offered here and a simple alteration of the same pattern to get my hostname as well.

alias myhost="wget -q -O /dev/stdout http://myserver.com/ipaddress | grep '<p$
alias myip="wget -q -O /dev/stdout http://myserver.com/ipaddress | grep '<H1>$

Enjoy.



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