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post May 6 2004, 11:59 AM
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So I don't have a tip or trick on how to do this, but I want someone to help me make one.

So I want to be able to host a ssh/apache server from my home, which has a semi-static IP address. It doesn't really change all that often, but they reserve the right to so it does every now and than. So this won't be such a big deal this summer as I will be able to have the computer infront of me if the IP changes. Whats going to screw me is when I am away from school.

So the question is any ideas on how to deal with a semi-static IP? My thought was having some sort of auto-scheduled task to e-mail me the IP when it reboots. Because it wont get new IP unless I do a network restart or a reboot on it. Than I could always have the IP. I don't even know if thats possible and or how I would do that.

Getting a staic IP isn't a financial option or even possible since they don't offer them where I am at and on home services. So how do you host a server on a semi-static IP address?

--Jim Lester

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post May 6 2004, 01:14 PM
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First, you'll probally want a free domain name. biggrin.gif

Add a Dynamic DNS domain.

Get something like ""

You can get a program that gets your IP and updates your domain name here:

If that doesn't work, there are more found here:

Also, I'm pretty sure that when our ISP changes your IP on you, your linux machine doesn't need to restart. Atleast in my experiance it updates itself on it's own.

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