This weekend I built a simple little Linux program that scratches an particular itch of mine.  As part of my daily work I need to log in to various Linux VMs.  The problem is that the IP addresses of these VMs often changes due to them being configured to use DHCP.  I suppose I could have changed them to have static IP addresses, but that would be too easy 😉

Instead I have written a little program I call FrontDoor that gets loaded by getty and displays some basic information about the host, including things like the IP address and so on.  Now I can just look at the VM on my desktop and see the IP address at a glance 🙂

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  1. Hi Daniel.
    The title made me think it was a webcam 🙂
    Now I see it is the project you were telling me bout. That is a handy little program.

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