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IPC - Very convenient tool for IPO administrators by Alfalis
Posted: 15 Oct 13 (Edited 7 Nov 13)

What is IP Copier/IPC?

A little Java application making your day-to-day life as IT- or PBX-Administrator so much
easier - especially if you have to administer several different servers/PBXs every day.

What can I do with IPC?

Copy IPs (hence the name IP Copier) wink

No seriously, there are several features you can use
(please take a look at the screenshot below to know what I'm talking about):

- Set up your personal config files to fit your needs and make IPC "your own"
- Click one of the names on the left side to copy the IP of that server/PBX to your clipboard for further use
- Hover over one of the names to get a little tooltip showing you the IP
- Use the "Ping" button to start a continuous cmd ping to that IP
- The "Config" button will set your LAN interface to whatever IP you set in the config (preferably to an IP which will allow you to access the desired server/PBX)
- Clicking the "Free IP-Config" button to open a separate window where you can easily set your LAN interface to any IP/Subnet/Gateway
- The dropdown menu and the "Launch SSA and copy" is used to open System Status and copy the
selected IP to your clipboard. That way after you paste the IP into SSA you're good to go!
- And finally we have the "Settings" and "Restart IPC" buttons which will allow you to easily open the config files
in Notepad and - after saving the config - restart IPC with the new settings



So what do you suggest I should use IPC for?

We all know the problems that come with having to access, supervise and/or configure several different servers or PBXs every day at work.
One of them is to remember all the IPs - most of us use some kind of Excel sheet or other list for that task. But then you still have to
remember the IP, Subnet and Gateway, go to your computers control panel, select your LAN interfaces properties and so on.. you catch my drift.

IPC will take care of all these problems by giving you one simple application showing you all the information you need!
You can easily see all servers/PBXs, start a ping to see if you can reach the system, if not hit the config button to fully automated set up
your LAN interface correctly (the ping should now work) and finally hit the named button on the left to copy the IP to your clipboard
for further use (most likely to paste it into your browser or administration program).

Of course you can use IPC in every scenario where you have to any access any IP in any way - I've even heard of people
using IPC to easily access their router at home so be creative :)

Why did you write IPC?

Because of exactly the problems I just mentioned.
I am an administrator of Avaya IP Office telephone systems and have to access several different IPOs every day.
Whenever I wanted to connect to one of our customers IPO first I had to look into an excel sheet containing all our customers
informations including the IP of the IPO, set up my lan interface accordingly and finally type the IP into the IP Office Manager.
Doing this once or twice a day is fine but as there were more and more IPOs I had to access every day I started to look for a more
convenient solution - and this is how the idea to create IPC was born.


And finally: Where can I get IPC?

You can download IPC from the official page
http://www.alfalis.de/ipc

Here you will also find older versions, changelogs and a guide on how to set up und use IPC


Any updates (incl. domain changes etc.) can be found in the official thread so please
make sure to check it out if something in this FAQ doesn't work!

PS: If you want to contact me please also use the official thread or check the Contact/Bugs/Suggestions section on the website
PPS: Since IPC is written in Java (compiled to a runnable .jar file) you of course need Java to use it wink



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