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Old 01-07-2004, 09:03 AM   #1
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Setting up a web server with Dynamic IP

I need some advice about setting up a web server, but I have DSL with dynamic IP address. I've seen a Windows utility that detects the IP address (and changes) and then e-mails the new address to a specified mail account or FTP's a web page to some other site with a page that points to the new dynamic IP. The Windows utility will also update some domain registrars whenever the IP changes.

What is the best way to do something like this with Linux?
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Sign for a service like or and even who all offer such services.
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Just slightly better IMHO is to fork over ~40 bucks for a router. Usually what this will do is allow you to hold onto your IP longer (doesn't need to DHCP a new one each time if you leave the router on...).

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It's for free, and once your all set up, all you need to do is download a client that monitors the selected interface for a change in address.

So you can have like constantly pointing to your ip, which is much easier to remember then a bunch of numbers.


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