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Old 07-22-2003, 07:53 PM   #1
Ajai
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How do I put my computer on the network?


The name of my computer is agilent. I have installed apache webserver. I can now access the html pages on my linux machine from anywhere. I just type http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/index.html where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the ip address of this computer. I am on the university network.

How can I connect to this computer using the computers name, i.e, agilent.

I want to connect using something like this
http://www.agilent.universityname.edu

can i do that?

Last edited by Ajai; 07-22-2003 at 08:04 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 08:07 PM   #2
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Well, not exactly...

You will have to register a domain name to have the ability to access your computer like that. If your school offers it though, I've seen things similar to that, but that would be through your school since they would have already registered the:
iniversityname.edu
that you'd be trying to get a subdomain of.

The cheapest place I've found to register in the US:
www.godaddy.com
However that's for a single domain. If you want something like:
computer.no-ip.com
Then you can get it for free from:
www.noip.com
There are many other services out there that offer this kind of domain name if you are interested. A search will reveal quite a few that are mentioned from time to time on this site.

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Old 07-22-2003, 08:19 PM   #3
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Thanks.
So, if I want a sub-domain, I request school for that? Until then, I have to access it using the ip address?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:07 PM   #4
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Yes.
 
  


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