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Tricky Networking Situation

Discussion in 'Networks' started by tripwire45, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. tripwire45
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    I've got an interesting networking challenge. I'm not sure there's a resoution but I figured this would be a good place to ask. The details are on the attached diagram. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     

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    tripwire45,

    Do you have some sort of business class DSL service that has a static IP?
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    Nope. Dyanamically assigned public IP. When I discover that they've changed my IP on me, I change my name to address mappings on my DNS service to match. Kind of a pain but that's the way it goes.
     
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  5. r.h.lee

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    tripwire45,

    Questions:
    1. Is it technologically possible to upgrade your DSL to a static IP service?
    2. If you upgraded to a static IP DSL service with your current ISP, how many static IPs could you be assigned by the ISP?
    3. Since you mention "DNS service", does that mean your domain's DNS server is external to your home network?
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Supa has linked to how it can be done but I would be more concerned about your residential upload speed - your wired writer site is already pretty slow at times (for me), I don't think the engines can take any more Jim :biggrin

    Maybe it's time to start looking for a proper hosting solution :wink:
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    1. Technologically, yes. Financially, no. My current provider won't issue me a static IP if my purpose is to operate a web server. I'd have to move to another ISP and probably buy a "small business package".

      See my answer above.

    I have a free service on the web that provides name to address resolution for my wiredwriter site.


    It may come to that. The second site is for my congregation and I was hoping that they wouldn't have to incur additional costs besides the domain name.

    I'll have to take a look at those links and get back to you, supa. The other cheap option I'm thinking of is to have the domain names for Site A and Site B resolve to the same public IP, put a "gateway" page as "index.html" with links to either site. It's kind of kloogy, but it's a quick workaround.

    Thanks for all the input, guys. :)
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    Ok...I've read supa's additional links and I think this is going to work. As far as not having a static public IP address, I already run one website in that situation. When I discover that the public IP has been changed (usually I find out because I stop getting spam and other emails), I manually change the name to address mappings and I'm good to go. Adding another site under the circumstances won't make much difference.

    Yes, it would be ideal to host my sites someplace that has more bandwidth but it's a matter of finances. If I try to incur one more bill now, my wife will kill me. :eek:

    Maybe I can soften her up as time goes by but right the moment, it's not an option.

    I'll give it a go and let you know how it works out.
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    There are many dynamic IP services out there that will automatically change DNS entries for you when it notices your IP address changes, but I've never used any of them. Search for "Dynamic DNS".
     
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  12. Mr.Cheeks

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    just to add to Boycey, install the client aswell, as when your ip changes it will automatically update the system aswell.
     

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