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Old 01-29-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy Connecting remotely from internet

I have a quick question about connecting remotely to my own computer from anywhere(e.g, school). I have looked around the web but I think I'm probably not going to hear what I want to...
it doesn't matter how I connect (ftp, rftp, telnet, ssh,etc) I just want to get a hold of my files across the internet without buying a static IP address.

I have a linksys router, connecting to RoadRunner. It seems as though my IP is dynamic...periodically changing, so I can't ftp/ssh/etc to my computer. Am I #$%@ on this? Im guessing but I was hoping maybe I could connect to the router or something, I dunno...Any ideas? Lemme know, thanks in advanced.

...seems ironic that a person could with enough patience could get into my box, yet I who OWN it can't!!
Old 01-29-2004, 11:35 AM   #2
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You need a dynamic dns service. Search on google, there are tons of them. Of you can pay your cable/dsl provider for a static IP (possibly) but that will probably cost a fortune.
Old 01-29-2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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dynamic dns would only be useful if you had a public domain name?

if you just want to connect into your machine via telnet or vnc etc etc like you said by IP address and its dynamic then you dont have many choices that i know of! either make note of the ip on your router in the morning before leaving for school or buy a static ip. static ips arent that much? i have 8 and they cost me 5.88 a month.



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