Getting a public IP address when connected to a router
keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk
Sun Dec 19 19:24:45 EST 2010
How about using a dynamic DNS service from dyndns.com, noip.com or similar to provide you with a fixed public host name with pseudo-fixed IP address?
I use the free dyndns.com service to map a couple of host names to my home server, which sits behind a BT Home Hub router. The router contains a dynamic DNS client that advises the dyndns.com name server if my IP address is changed. The router maintains NAT to protect the IP addresses of client machines on my home LAN and its firewall has service/port forwarding to pass the specific http/https/FTP services through to my Mac Mini. If your router has no DDNS updater built-in - or if you just have a modem and single machine - you can install an update client app on your computer.
On 19 Dec 2010, at 22:22, Mike Bonner wrote:
> Yeah, what mark said. Very similar ideas.
> On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM, Mark Schonewille <
> m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:
>> Hi Medard,
>> I'm sure there are many different ways to solve this little problem. For
>> instance, you can make a little faceless application, which uploads your IP
>> address to your server every time it changes.
>> Best regards,
>> Mark Schonewille
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>> On 19 dec 2010, at 23:04, Medard wrote:
>>> Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:
>>>> What's the problem, Medard? Just don't count your own IP address.
>>>> if myIP is not "220.127.116.11" then...
>>> You're right, Mark...
>>> but a well known motto here in France is:
>>> "pourquoi faire simple, quand on peut faire compliqué"
>>> (what's the need to make things simple, as it's so easy to make them
>>> joke apart, the problem is I don't have a fixed IP*, it may vary, within
>>> some limits
>>> * due to my ISP, Orange ;-)
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