Feature Proposal:Script that changes the IP/DNS in the configuration to become the current IP

Motivation

For my reasons I have a Foswiki in a VM and want it to be always ready for access from the local network without manually adjusting the IP(s).

Description and Documentation

It is probably a rare use case, occuring if using localhost isn't sufficient (no graphical environment, intranet access required) but a none static IP is assigned via DHCP. For this scenario the script identifies the current IP and changes related configuration entries to ensure Foswiki will be accessible (once a user has the IP ;).

I am wondering if such script could become part of the tools directory or if others may believe it could pollute that place because of the potentially rare use case.

Examples

Impact

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Implementation

-- Contributors: IngoKappler - 16 Dec 2011

Discussion

for the vm, it sounds like an ifup script that could automagically fix the cfg for you smile

-- SvenDowideit - 09 Jan 2012

Ingo, is there any chance of getting this for 1.2? Or, given that it's a rare use case, do you want to decouple it from the release process and release it as an attachment to a FAQ in Support web?

-- CrawfordCurrie - 24 Feb 2012

I think this is a rare use case that should be catered for using a FAQ. Raised a concern to reflect this.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 09 Mar 2012

Changing to a parked proposal. Ingo has not been around recently and no activity here in 3 years.

-- Main.GeorgeClark - 18 Jul 2015 - 01:01
Topic revision: r5 - 18 Jul 2015, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 22 Jun 2019 - 08:04.

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