[GTALUG] Getting external IP

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Sat Jan 27 17:25:51 EST 2018

Yes, my main concern is connection, because I have VoIP phone and
is no fun getting disconnected every hour or so.  But, Carrytel told me
to connect my PC directly to the cable modem.  Right after talking to
them, my IP and DHCP lease time changed.  Before it was 1 hours lease,
now it's 48 hours.

I'll look into "ping".  Problem with ping is that it prints timestamp in
Unix seconds.  I want it in regular date/time.
William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca>

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 09:25:05PM +0000, Giles Orr wrote:
> So ... is the problem disconnection?  The duration of the disconnection?
> The fact that your IP changes?  I personally wouldn't be concerned if my IP
> changed (I don't run externally accessible services), so long as I have a
> connection.  So I'd be logging a never-ending ping to some source like
> (Google DNS) to determine how long and how often I was disconnected
> for.  (I'm not really looking for answers to these questions, just
> suggesting things to think about.)

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