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Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 06, '01 03:37:32AM

I use DYNDNS.org for this. It works great. You merely sign up for a free (donations accepted) account. It will be 'username.dyndns.org' when you want to reach it. (with "username" being whatever you choose when signing up.) Prior set-up of a dynamic dns client is required. I highly recommend DNSUpdate (by Julien Jalon) -- can be found at: http://mapage.noos.fr/jalon/ (last time I checked.)

After a simple configuration of the client -- fire up the daemon with a nice cocoa gui ... and there ya go. Any time you want to remotely reach your dyndns box, key in, for example "telnet username.dyndns.org" and it will resolve to your constantly updated IP if the DNSUpdate is configured and working correctly. Good Luck.



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Authored by: ths on Sep 06, '01 05:52:13PM

This was a really great tip! I just signed up for dyndns.org and installed the also great and simple to use DNSUpdate. My question is now how to make Apache work over dyndns.org. After turning all the sharing options in the sharing panel I can telnet and ftp to my new host but when I try to access it by WWW I get Apache's "not properly configured" page. The rudimentary index.html in my Sites folder states that I should see an address next to Network Identity in the sharing panel but there is none and neither is there an IP. Typing in my dyndns.org host name doesn't help either. Any ideas?



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