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Can I enter data into a web form automatically?

Asked by jackm (6212points) December 7th, 2009

I have a webserver out of my house, but I have a dynamic IP address. Every time my IP changes (about 1 every month or so) I have to edit the yahoo records to reflect my new IP. I am wondering if I can somehow automate this process.

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jrpowell's avatar

Would something like this work?

jackm's avatar

No, I already have my own domain and that wont work with their services.

timothykinney's avatar

I would use iMacros, a Firefox plug-in, or a Python script.

Automation? You have some choices:

1) Build a robot.
2) Write a script.
3) Write a macro.
4) Pray.
5) Get a job (then you’re getting paid to do it yourself)

jrpowell's avatar

You could use cron to run a Perl script every 15 minutes on the server. Use something like WWW::Mechanize to grab your IP from here. Scrape the IP and use Mechanize to fill out the form.

This isn’t going to be easy but it is how I would do it.

nisse's avatar

Easiest would be to
A) Some newer d-link routers have a built in function to automatically update your ip with for example (or other dynamic dns serivces).
B) use autohotkey if you have a windows server.
C) use a greasemonkey script, google greasemonkey.

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