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Old 02-03-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Setting up a dynamic dns server

Hello everybody,

I seem to have a little problem.
I am running a DNS server locally. Now what I want to do, is to make it dynamic. So when I use this local server, I can find the IP of a private webserver.
I am wondering how to do that because this webserver doesn't have a qualified name but when I am at home I would love to be able to surf to
ofcourse this won't work on the internet, but it doesn't need to work like that.
Anyone who can give me a hint??
thx in advance.
Old 02-03-2004, 08:44 PM   #2
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Instead of mucking around with DNS just add a entry into the "/etc/hosts" file..

For example, I just added this line into that file..

Code:         gateway

Now I can ping the word "gateway", or ssh into "gateway" etc..
Old 02-04-2004, 03:29 AM   #3
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No can do

I have to be able to be anywhere , connect my laptop on the internet, manually set up the nameserver and get a connection to the private webserver. (which has a dynamic IP)


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