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setting up a home FTP server

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May 28, 2006 8:44:10 PM

Hi all,
I'm setting up my own ftp server, and i have a few Q's,
i have a permanent connection to the internet via cables,
how can route a domian name to my ip address which is constantly changing ? do i need to have permanent one ? or there is a service some where that can help me with that ?
10x
May 28, 2006 10:15:04 PM

Do a seach for Dynamic DNS and you will find several services that keeps your IP address it to a name.com

You must have a public IP address for it to work.
May 28, 2006 10:49:56 PM

what do you mean by public ip ?
do you mean that it's an ip that can be reached from everywhere over the internet , in this case, yes i have a public ip , right now i can access my ftp sever from differnt computers over the net, but i need to know my current ip address.
does the dynamic dns deals with ip's that change once a while ?
or you mean that public ip is an ip that never change ?
10x
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May 29, 2006 12:19:32 AM

A DynamicDNS is a service that keeps up with a changing IP. The way it works it is you pick a name and it changes the pointer to the name as the ip change.
Example:

ftp://mydyndns = 15.1.1.1
YOUR IP changes to 15.1.1.134
DynamicDNS changes the pointer so ftp://mydyndns = 15.1.1.134
Most router support theis feature if you lood in advanced options.

It does this with a small program that monitors your IP address. If it changes it notifies the gate keeper.
May 29, 2006 6:00:56 AM

10x a bunch :) 
!