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Re: get my ip address

On 19/02/2019 17:36, Dan Ritter wrote:
> tony wrote: 
>> On 19/02/2019 16:10, Greg Wooledge wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:11:29AM +0100, tony wrote:
>>>> Debian 9. I need to read my IPv6 address into a python script.
>>> Why?
>>> <https://mywiki.wooledge.org/IpAddress> may offer some insight.
>> Well, I'm sure you don't really want to know, and I don't think your
>> blog covers my use case. Correct me if I'm wrong on either count.
>> I have a network of IoTs consisting of 5 (I think) Paspberry Pis,
>> monitoring various things, and periodically sending the data to my VPS.
>> I need access to these hosts to manage them.
>> The network supplier is Orange France (spit!) who supply a dynamic DNS
>> on both IPv4 and IPv6. I need to access any of them. For some years, I
>> have been using NAT over IPv4 with some success. I simply collect the
>> router's address from the server using curl, compare it with the current
>> DNS setting, and run nsupdate if different.
>> Now, Orange (spit!) have recently discovered. IPv6, which makes
>> management much easier, so I'm in the process of changing over to that
>> protocol. Sadly the prefix is dynamic; ${deity} knows why. Each host
>> address is set up from router advertisement, so I figure I only need to
>> catch the host's current address, and set up the DNS accordingly. I'm
>> successfully doing that manually, but, of course, that's not very
>> satisfactory.
> That sounds like a job for a dynamic dns client.
> existing Debian packages:
> ddclient (multiple backend services supported)
> ddupdate (also supports multiple services, more plugin-oriented)
> dyfi  (Finnish users only)
> dyndns   (multiple services)
> ez-ipupdate (multiple services)
> ipcheck (dyndns protocol specific, but many services use it)
> isc-dhcp-client-ddns  (adds dynamic dns to DHCP)
> Don't reinvent the wheel, when it looks like it already has
> seven versions already.
> -dsr-

Thanks, I'll take a look.

Cheers, Tony