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How to securely control another Mac over the internet
Authored by: brycesutherland on May 09, '05 05:07:57PM

I agree, this is really interesting and helpful. One question, though. Would you mind explaining the syntax of this part of the file:
dummy@mypowerbook.ddnsname.whatever

Without giving away your personal info, what do the three parts after the "@" correspond to? Is "mypowerbook" the name of your PB as listed... where? In other words, I'd appreciate knowing more about what I should put in my own file.

Thanks again!



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How to securely control another Mac over the internet
Authored by: matx666 on May 09, '05 05:29:04PM

user@server

if you've registered your dynamic ip with a domain name use that.

i.e. user = test, server = totally-cool.org

user@totally-cool.org



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How to securely control another Mac over the internet
Authored by: rjbailey on May 09, '05 05:30:17PM
I agree, an excellent hint. I think what he means by "dummy@mypowerbook.ddnsname.whatever" is that "dummy" is the account name specified on his powerbook, and "mypowerbook.ddnsname.whatever" is the static IP name assigned to him by DynDNS.org or whoever. That name will vary depending on who you get the name from and what options you choose, but it will look something like "mypowerbook.dyndns.org", where the domain "dyndns.org" you can't choose but "mypowerbook" you can. I set one up like this myself and it's very handy.

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How to securely control another Mac over the internet
Authored by: jmontana on May 09, '05 05:35:12PM

Exactly. Go to dyndns.org and register. Then you can set up dynamic host names for yourself. So you might end up with brycesutherland.dyndns.org.

Then download DNSUpdate and set your machine up so it automatically updates brycesutherland.dyndns.org with whatever your current IP address is:

http://www.dnsupdate.org

That way, when your IP address changes, DNS Update will notify dyndns.org. The double-clicked terminal command on the other end hits brycesutherland.dyndns.org, and automagically gets the new IP address.



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How to securely control another Mac over the internet
Authored by: brycesutherland on May 09, '05 06:00:48PM

Thanks for the clarification folks. I really appreciate it!



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