It’s about time I continued this thing, no? I put Part One up back in May last year, after all… While the IIS+PHP hosting environment I talked about before has remained the same, over time I have continued work on the little page I bootstrapped back then. The page provides the exceedingly simple function of displaying the results of a SQL query.
When I made that VPN script thing, I did so mostly remotely from the host system on which it would be used, over SSH.
So where I would usually just run a quick ‘what is my ip’ web search to confirm my internet IP, that was not possible when testing the VPN script over SSH. So I made this. I still find it useful so, uh, maybe others will too.
The script also checks your IP with multiple (three) online services. You know, in case one is lying to you, or, uhh… Just… It makes extra sure, okay?
One fateful day, when I’d just got light in my fibre,
An email came my way. Snigger and giggle I did,
When I read what that email did bid,
And the button for trash did I smash.
Then a little while later, another damn mail on the wire!
Taken aback, I thought “ah frack,”
And conceded to put pause to my downloader.
Applying a little gumption,
I decided to heck with this setback!
Downloader now on resumption,
There’ll be no pesky watchers of my SYN-ACK!
Look ma, I done a poetry!