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Retrieve home IP address remotely via email
Authored by: bleachbypass5279 on Jun 12, '03 12:36:07PM

I would recommend the dyndns route that robg mentioned at the end of the hint. It was pretty easy to set up AND it helps me reroute requests on port 80 to an alternate port as my ISP blocks incoming requests on that port.



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Retrieve home IP address remotely via email
Authored by: abesapiens on Jun 12, '03 12:59:57PM

My cable modem provider (Comcast) doesn't allow dyndns as part of their AUP. I think its so they can sell static IPs on their expensive work at home plan... :^(



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Retrieve home IP address remotely via email
Authored by: Fofer on Jun 13, '03 12:49:24AM

Exsqueeze me? Comcast doesn't allow it? And how exactly do they police it? Doesn't the service work entirely externally, simply linking your current IP to an "dyndns.org" address of your choosing, all in their own online database?

(I ask so pointedly because I am a MediaOne/AT&T Broadband customer, in the process of being assimilated by Comcast.)

...and I use dyndns.org to maintain access to my calendar, contacts, photo album and more on the road! It works perfectly well for the home office, and I'm happy with how it works.

The day Comcast prevents me from using this third party's service (without offering a static IP at a comparable price) is the day I cancel my subscription with them. And move over to DSL!



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dyndns
Authored by: WAW401 on Jun 12, '03 07:21:17PM

dyn dns is so easy ... and here's proof:

I am the master of my firm's DNS zone file, so I could add an entry for my home computer NO problem. However, I choose dyndns because it allows me to have a fully qualified DNS and even alerts me if it's about to expire (I haven't perfected automatic IP updates ... It's only once a month, so 12 times a year doesn't bother me).



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