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Old 08-26-2003, 08:53 AM   #1
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setting up ftp with a dynamic IP address


First of all, I have been mucking around in Linux for about a year, but not until the last 4 or 5 months have I totally given up on winblows. I also work in linux at work, so I know all the basics. However there is one thing that I cannot figure out:

I am trying to setup an FTP to share some of my files with friends. This is NOT a corporate or even public FTP. I only want the people that I say to be able to access it. I have been playing around with pure-ftpd and I think this is going to work for me. The issue I have though, is that I am on a home DSL connection. The IP that I am broadcasting changes every couple of days. Is there a way that I can setup some kind of virtual IP or something? Maybe make up an IP and just have it forwarded to my computer? I know I can do this if I register a domain and have them do it, but is this the only way? Also if I do decide to do this what is a good site to go to?
 
Old 08-26-2003, 08:56 AM   #2
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try www.no-ip.org
 
Old 08-26-2003, 09:09 AM   #3
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Thanks man! that looks like it will work for me. now if only i was at home to try it out instead of at the office "working"........
 
Old 08-26-2003, 09:10 AM   #4
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yeah i think were all 'working' *goes back to playing games*
 
Old 08-26-2003, 03:04 PM   #5
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I normally use dyndns.org and then make a cname for my official domain name... making it dynamic compatable

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Old 08-26-2003, 10:53 PM   #6
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noip seems to work for now. they gave me a program that will send them a note whenever my IP changes, hence changing it on their end. pretty good setup if you ask me. i have one more question:

I have a win2k partition on my harddrive that is being ftp'd. I want to be able to share portions of this, but it only mounts readonly. how do i share these folders with my ftp users?
 
  


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