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Old 01-14-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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Question dial-up for web/email server - is this possible


For educational purposes; I have dial-up connection, is this possible to have an email/webserver. If possible, what are the things I need to know?

Old 01-14-2007, 09:03 PM   #2
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Get yourself a copy of Apache web server using your package manager amd then read how to set it up. It is simple and user friendly. Once you have started it all you have to do is place your web site files inside the /etc/apache/htdocs directory and you are off! The only limitation imposed by your connection is speed. Any site you make will load very slowly so try to cut down on images if you can.

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And you'll also need a no-ip address reporter, something like or offers. That tells the DNS what your current IP is. Anyone with a cable modem or non-static DSL has to use them to report their address, but seeing as your address will change VERY often on dialup, you'll need one of those. I know has a free service, and expect no-ip would as well.

It makes no sense to have email on a dial up connection however. When one email server tries to connect to another, if it fails (because your modem is offline) the sender drops the mail into a queue, and it tries again at set time periods. You'll miss a lot of mail people try to send to you, and I strongly suggest you don't try to run a mail server on dial up.



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