TrueIP - Log your dynamic IP address change history

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TrueIP - Log your dynamic IP address change history

#1 Post by __philippe » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:41 am

Have you ever wondered how frequently your dynamically allocated WAN IP address is renewed by the local ISP ?
Admittedly, not an information of earth shattering import to track down, but interesting tidbit all the same, (at least to me...;-) )

Of course, we already have Robin Keir's IP2, the ultimate concise tool (14k) to display the current allocated WAN IP address.
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1577

However, short of running IP2 continuously in some kind of batch file scheduled for execution at pre-set intervals,
there is an easier alternative:

TrueIP, a small (166k) utility that will do all the work for us: http://w3.haztek-software.com/apps/trueip.html

Designed to run in the system tray, this unobtrusive tool will continuously monitor (and log) your IP address changes

· Tracks internal and external (WAN) IP addresses
· Notifies when your IP changes, via E-mail, FTP, pop up notification, or an optional online service called TrueIP Online
· Logs your recent IP addresses for review of change history at a later date
· Runs in the system tray wasting no space on the desktop and using minimal system resources

Current version 2.0 here http://w3.haztek-software.com/files/Tru ... nstall.exe

The *.install exe package was built with InnoSetup installer (package version detected: 5310).

To sidestep full installation, unpack with innounp.exe (0.38) http://innounp.sourceforge.net/
(or Universal Extractor with up-to-date innounp module) to dump the files in a folder of your choice,
then run trueip.exe.

Tested under winXP.

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Re: TrueIP - Log your dynamic IP address change history

#2 Post by __philippe » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:18 am

Three years later, ...and counting...;-)

TrueIP v2.0.2.8 released 01-FEB-2017
(included in TrueIP_2.0_Install.exe distro package.)

Developer's Changelog not available.

Changes from v2.0.2.5 observed upon running v2.0.2.8:
  • New Option : "Suppress error message pop ups"
1. VERIFY distro package credentials

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c:\>sigcheck -a -q -v TrueIP_2.0_Install.exe 
        Verified:       Unsigned
        Link date:      23:22 19/06/1992
        Publisher:      n/a
        Company:        HazteK Software
        Description:    TrueIP Setup
        Product:        TrueIP
        Prod version:
        File version:
        MachineType:    32-bit
        Binary Version: 0.0.0.0
        Original Name:  n/a
        Internal Name:  n/a
        Copyright:
        Comments:       This installation was built with Inno Setup
        Entropy:        7.818
        VT detection:   0/61
[/medium]
2. LIST TrueIP distro package contents

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c:\>innounp -v TrueIP_2.0_Install.exe 

	; Version detected: 5507
	    Size       Time              Filename
	    ------------------------------------------------
    	178176  	2017.01.31 19:06  {app}\TrueIP.exe
         4593  	2017.01.31 19:01  {app}\TrueIP.exe.config
         2493  	2017.03.21 13:46  install_script.iss
	    ------------------------------------------------
[/medium]
3. UNPACK TrueIP distro package

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c:\>innounp -e TrueIP_2.0_Install.exe 

; Version detected: 5507
#1 {app}\TrueIP.exe
Reading slice C:\myswarc\NetTools\trueIP\True2017\true2017.exe
#2 {app}\TrueIP.exe.config
#3 install_script.iss
[/medium]
4. VERIFY TrueIP.exe credentials

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c:\>sigcheck -a -q -v TrueIP.exe:
        Verified:       Unsigned
        Link date:      4:06 1/02/2017
        Publisher:      n/a
        Company:        HazteK Software
        Description:    TrueIP
        Product:        TrueIP
        Prod version:   2.0.2.8
        File version:   2.0.2.8
        MachineType:    32-bit
        Binary Version: 2.0.2.8
        Original Name:  TrueIP.exe
        Internal Name:  TrueIP.exe
        Copyright:      Copyright ⌐ HazteK Software 2017
        Comments:       TrueIP attempts to figure out your true, external IP address 
                        and report it in various user-selectable methods.
        Entropy:        5.59
        VT detection:   0/61
[/medium]
5. RUN TrueIP.exe ...portable...;-)

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Re: TrueIP - Log your dynamic IP address change history

#3 Post by Midas » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:47 pm

Nice. Persistence will get you places. 8)

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Re: TrueIP 2.0.8.0

#4 Post by smaragdus » Sun May 20, 2018 5:11 am

I tested TrueIP versions 2.0.2.9, 2.0.2.10, 2.0.8.0- none of them are portable, settings saved in user.config file in AppData:

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TrueIP version 2.0.8.0 - program:

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TrueIP version 2.0.8.0 - options:

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TrueIP version 2.0.8.0 - tray:

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TrueIP version 2.0.8.0 - about:

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I contacted the developer requesting a portable version of TrueIP.

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Re: TrueIP 2.0.8.1

#5 Post by smaragdus » Sun May 20, 2018 5:11 pm

TrueIP 2.0.8.1

Joey Hazlett, the developer of TrueIP, responded extremely quickly to my request for portable version. TrueIP is portable since version 2.0.8.1:
2.0.8.1 (Released: 2018-05-20)
  • added portable mode support. just create a file called "portable" in the application directory
Downloads Instructions
  • Download the archive (TrueIP_Portable.zip);
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (TrueIP.exe);
  • portable flag is included in the archive - don't delete it;
  • Settings are saved in XML file (settings.xml) inside program folder;
However TrueIP is not stealth yet- it still creates user.config file in AppData. The developer explained that:
That file that is created is due to backwards compatibility with older versions.
This behaviour may change in the future.

Thanks to Joey Hazlett for releasing a portable version of TrueIP!

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Re: TrueIP - Log your dynamic IP address change history

#6 Post by __philippe » Mon May 21, 2018 3:40 am

TrueIP v2.0.8.1 bombs under winXP, sadly... :shock:
Back to trusty v2.0.2.5 oldie (link date 16-APR-2011)

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Re: TrueIP

#7 Post by smaragdus » Mon May 21, 2018 3:59 am

__philippe
__philippe wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 3:40 am
TrueIP v2.0.8.1 bombs under winXP, sadly... :shock:
Back to trusty v2.0.2.5 oldie (link date 16-APR-2011)
In fact it should be version 2.0.8.2 that explodes, not version 2.0.8.1, no matter that file version shows 2.0.8.1:
2.0.8.2 (Released: 2018-05-20)
  • removed legacy user.config file being generated in the C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\HazteK_Software\ directory when in portable mode
I have already contacted the developer. I suppose that version 2.0.8.1 should work fine under Windows XP as it does under Windows 8. I expect a fix soon.

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Re: TrueIP - Log your dynamic IP address change history

#8 Post by __philippe » Mon May 21, 2018 5:28 am

Jeez... :roll:

Wondering idly whether developers do actually enjoy misleading the hell out of their users about successive versions releases ?
Why on earth does it look so hard to correctly update PE's internal identifiers... :?:

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C:\>sigcheck  -a -q -v Trueip.exe
        Verified:       Unsigned
        Link date:      5:12 21/05/2018
        Publisher:      n/a
        Company:        HazteK Software
        Description:    TrueIP
        Product:        TrueIP
        Prod version:   2.0.8.1
        File version:   2.0.8.1
        MachineType:    32-bit
        Binary Version: 2.0.8.1
        Original Name:  TrueIP.exe
        Internal Name:  TrueIP.exe
        Copyright:      Copyright ⌐ HazteK Software 2018
        Comments:       TrueIP attempts to figure out your true, external IP address
                        and report it in various user-selectable methods.
                        For more information, please visit our website at https://www.haztek-software.com/
        Entropy:        5.987
        VT detection:   0/66
        VT link:        https://www.virustotal.com/file/5d4f23f1fea81540d349824332a9b39ad1ed3da1363dc1c770ae75105827698b/analysis/

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Re: TrueIP 2.0.8.3

#9 Post by smaragdus » Mon May 21, 2018 11:45 am

TrueIP at version 2.0.8.3, changes:
2.0.8.3 (Released: 2018-05-21)
  • fixed crash when there is no settings file and running portable mode for the first time
@__philippe
The developer released 4 versions within 2 days and in the meantime I was bombarding him with messages. In such circumstances omissions are likely to happen. If you have time you may check whether TrueIP version 2.0.8.3 would work fine for you under Windows XP.

I am glad that the developer took portability so seriously so in two days from not portable (2.0.8.0) the program evolved to portable but not stealth (2.0.8.1), then to portable and stealth but crashy (2.0.8.2) and finally to portable, stealth and stable (2.0.8.3). I wish that more developers were as responsive and as quick as the one behind TrueIP.

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Re: TrueIP - Log your dynamic IP address change history

#10 Post by Midas » Tue May 22, 2018 3:23 am

Nice job. 8)

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Re: TrueIP - Log your dynamic IP address change history

#11 Post by __philippe » Tue May 22, 2018 12:14 pm

Right then,

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C:\>sigcheck TrueIP.exe:
        Verified:       Unsigned
        Link date:      16:16 21/05/2018
        Publisher:      n/a
        Company:        HazteK Software
        Description:    TrueIP
        Product:        TrueIP
        Prod version:   2.0.8.3
        File version:   2.0.8.3
        MachineType:    32-bit
This TrueIP latest instance appears to behave properly under winXP.

So I hereby pledge to refrain from moaning about PE internal version updates (or lack thereof),

...for this particular case solely... :twisted:

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Re: TrueIP

#12 Post by smaragdus » Tue May 22, 2018 4:02 pm

__philippe
Thank you for confirming that TrueIP works fine under Windows XP.

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