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IPWatch will reconfigure your machine after an IP change by reinitializing the hostname, restarting the system logging facilities to use the new hostname, restarting your firewall, and updating your dynamic hostname (it supports,,,,, and It will also restart your network if your machine loses connectivity. In both cases, email is sent with a full log of everything that's been done (including your new IP address).


Recent releases

  •  24 Apr 2000 13:37

    Release Notes: Network initialization has been changed to only restart the external interface instead of doing a complete network restart. A variable has been added to uniquely identify the machine running IPWatch (this is helpful if you use IPWatch on several machines). Errors in the description of ipcheck parameter options have been fixed.

    •  16 Jan 2000 14:27

      Release Notes: This release fixes a bug that caused IPWatch to start several instances of itself on RedHat machines.

      •  14 Dec 1999 19:14

        Release Notes: A fix for a bug with the lock file that caused the script not to run under certain circumstances under Mandrake 6.1, and rewritten messages in IPCheck (IPWatch's configuration script) to be less confusing.

        •  29 Nov 1999 00:29

          Release Notes: An additional script to help with configuration and testing, and several bugfixes.

          •  11 Nov 1999 06:33

            Release Notes: Initial release.


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