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Can we monitor an external ip address

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Hi, Can we monitor an external ip address? We don't really need to monitor the link, but the actual ip address. Can this be done in PRTG?

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external ip prtg

Created on Jan 5, 2015 4:35:58 PM by  ericalves (0) 1



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This can be done with Custom Sensor ExternalIP

It gets the ISP-assigned IP address of the Probe and goes into a warning state if the IP address has changed.

Created on Jan 6, 2015 9:00:47 AM by  PRTG Tools Family [prtgtoolsfamily.com] (12,845) 3 4



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Sorry to ask, but how do I add this sensor to PRTG?

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Created on Jan 6, 2015 10:19:23 AM by  ericalves (0) 1



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Hi,

You can find 'how to add a Custom EXE sensor' here.

Created on Jan 6, 2015 10:31:22 AM by  PRTG Tools Family [prtgtoolsfamily.com] (12,845) 3 4



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I'm testing this custom sensor but didn't know the correct configuration of the Setting & Notification?

  • do I need to set Trigger 'change' notification at Setting? Then add Change Trigger at Notification?
  • If configured the above settings, I noticed the returned value actually changed every scan time. So it triggered the notification for every scan time. The external IP didn't changed actually!

Created on Sep 19, 2016 3:09:36 PM by  Petabyte (0)

Last change on Sep 20, 2016 11:10:28 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]



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Hello Petabyte,

since the sensor will go into warning when the IP changes, creating a "State Based Trigger" for the state of Warning will be sufficient. To make sure that the warning state isn't missed use the ...for at least 0 seconds latency.

Best Regards,
Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]

Created on Sep 20, 2016 11:24:28 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]



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Thanks a lot, Luciano. Will try.

Created on Sep 20, 2016 1:21:10 PM by  Petabyte (0)



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