Ubuntu Linux: How to register machine IPs and domain name to web-server using php

First of all you will need a page the will keep record of the registrations.

To do the paste the following code in a *.php file on a php-enabled webserver:


if (isset($_GET["ip"]) && isset($_GET["name"]))
  echo "Current Time " . gmdate("d/m/Y H:i:s e", $_SERVER['REQUEST_TIME']) . " IP " . $_GET["ip"] . " Hostname " . $_GET["name"] . "!<br/>"; 
  $file=fopen("cookies.txt","a") or $file=fopen("log.txt","x");
  fwrite($file,"Time " . gmdate("d/m/Y H:i:s e", $_SERVER['REQUEST_TIME']) . " IP " . $_GET["ip"] . " Hostname " . $_GET["name"] . "\n" );
  echo "Welcome Murloc!<br />";
  echo "Following the SSH Login Log File:<br /><br />";
  $file=fopen("log.txt","r") or $file=fopen("cookies.txt","x");
    echo fgets($file). "<br />";
  echo "Your IP is ".$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']. "<br />Current Time " . gmdate("d/m/Y H:i:s e", $_SERVER['REQUEST_TIME']) . "<br /><br />";
  echo "Bye Bye Bob<br />";

The above php script will store your IP and Hostname if you provide them on the URL along with the time that the event happened and if you do not then it will list the registered IPs.

NOTE:Not sure how safe this code is

In order to invoke it / send you IP and hostname, issue form bash the following:

IPs=`ifconfig  | grep 'inet addr:'| grep -v '' | cut -d: -f2 | awk '{ print $1}'`
wget "$IPs&name=$HOSTNAME" -o /dev/null


How to change hostname (computer name) in Ubuntu (or Ubuntu Server)

If you do not have Unity/Gnome/KDE/or some other window manager, to do this you need to be familiar with a command line text editor like vi/emacs/nano.

To change your hostname simply edit /etc/hostname and restart the machine.

The /etc/hostname file should only contain the actual hostname, which makes editing it quite simple since you will just replace the hostname in the file with the one you want to assign.

NOTE: Elevated privileges are required, only administrators can edit this file.