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Old 08-17-2008
Grabbing variables and comparing

I have two computers with dynamic IP addresses and am using dyndns so that they are identifiable as the same computer even if their IPs change (we'll call them host1.dyndns.com and host2.dyndns.com). I also have a remote server which I would like to store my computers' IP addresses on. There is a file on my remote server which has the IPs that the two hostnames point to. So the file would look like this

111.111.111.111 #host1.dyndns.com
222.222.222.222 #host2.dyndns.com

I need a script that will run this command which gets the IPs of my computers:

/usr/bin/dig +short host1.dyndns.com | /usr/bin/tail -n 1
/usr/bin/dig +short host2.dyndns.com | /usr/bin/tail -n 1

Then compare the result (which is an IP address) to the file that I have described above. If the IP is different from the old one then remove that line and replace it with the new IP. I thought I could do this myself but grabbing the old IP and storing it in a variable and then comparing it to the new IP was beyond me. I don't even know if that is how you should do it. sed/awk is preferable but any language will do Smilie

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 08-17-2008
Code:
perl -pe 'use Socket; /(\d+.\d+.\d+.\d+)\s#(.*?)\s*$/; $dig=inet_ntoa(inet_aton($2)); s/$1/$dig/ if ($dig ne $1);' FILE > FILE.new && mv FILE.new FILE

FILE is where you have the old addresses. You must change that in order for this to work.
# 3  
Old 08-17-2008
redoubtable,

Thanks. I need to run the script on the remote server and find the IP addresses of my home computers with dynamic IPs. I'm not sure if that is what the script is doing b/c it looks very complex and I don't really understand everything. In any event, ran the script and I got this error:

Bad arg length for Socket::inet_ntoa, length is 0, should be 4 at -e line 1, <> line 1.

Thanks again and thanks in advance if anyone else takes a crack at this.
# 4  
Old 08-17-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerpm
Bad arg length for Socket::inet_ntoa, length is 0, should be 4 at -e line 1, <> line 1.
That's because your host's file has an empty line. "next unless" will solve that. Keep in mind that the host's file has to have always something like ip #hostname for this to work.

Code:
perl -pe 'use Socket; next unless /(\d+.\d+.\d+.\d+)\s#(.*?)\s*$/; $dig=inet_ntoa(inet_aton($2)); s/$1/$dig/ if ($dig ne $1);' FILE > FILE.new && mv FILE.new FILE

Code:
Tsunami comparing # cat ips 
206.190.60.37 #altavista.com
64.233.167.99 #google.com
Tsunami comparing # perl -pe 'use Socket; next unless /(\d+.\d+.\d+.\d+)\s#(.*?)\s*$/; $dig=inet_ntoa(inet_aton($2)); s/$1/$dig/ if ($dig ne $1);' ips
206.190.60.37 #altavista.com
64.233.187.99 #google.com
Tsunami comparing #

# 5  
Old 08-17-2008
An approach with awk:

Code:
awk -F"#" 'BEGIN{
"/usr/bin/dig +short host1.dyndns.com | /usr/bin/tail -n 1" |getline ip["host1.dyndns.com"]
"/usr/bin/dig +short host2.dyndns.com | /usr/bin/tail -n 1" |getline ip["host2.dyndns.com"]}
$2 in ip{$0=ip[$2]" #"$2}
{print}' file > new_file

Regards
# 6  
Old 08-17-2008
redoubtable, you are the man. It works perfectly Smilie
# 7  
Old 08-17-2008
Franklin52. Thank you as well! I appreciate all the help I've received on this forum Smilie

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