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  • Question

  • hello

    I have with my broadband connection only dynamic ip addresses, which may change, so it's hard to connect from outside my network to my whs-server. Does anyone have a good solution for this.

    i have a dns server avaible if this would help.

     

    Greetings from Switzerland

     

    Meri

     

    Thursday, February 22, 2007 12:18 PM

Answers

  • I use www.tzo.com which the lite version is about $30 US a year.  There are some free services like http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/ 

    Some routers have this software built in.  You can run either of these on any desktop on your LAN or the WHS server itself, since it will be on all the time.

    Still......Grey

    Thursday, February 22, 2007 12:29 PM
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  • I use www.tzo.com which the lite version is about $30 US a year.  There are some free services like http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/ 

    Some routers have this software built in.  You can run either of these on any desktop on your LAN or the WHS server itself, since it will be on all the time.

    Still......Grey

    Thursday, February 22, 2007 12:29 PM
    Moderator
  • thx for your replay.

     

    does anyone know of a linux programm doing this, i have access to a linux server with severs of my domains, it would be really cool if i could access it via a subdomain. :)

    Thursday, February 22, 2007 12:41 PM
  • I have TZO but want to provide access to host a web site as well as letting me into the Home Server and computers.

    I have mapped port 80 to 8080 to support a web site (http://www.davidslight.com) - seems to work fine.

    I have mapped 443 to 443 and that allows https access to the Home Server console.

    Buit now I also want to edit my web site using FrontPage over https as well -- do I just pick another port (4443?) and map that to the SSL on the virtual server for my web site? (BTW I tried this and it does not work ...)

    A little knowledge is ...

    Sunday, February 25, 2007 1:52 AM
  • Well, I use no-ip.com's services.  They have clients for Windows, Mac and Linux and they all work great.  There's a free service you can use where you pick one of their subdomains to use and theres a Plus service where you can use your own domain names.  The client works great on WHS and I've had no problems with web console access.  Their client has to go on the machine that you want to redirect to.  I've had BF2 linux servers that I run the client on and it works great.  Highly recommended ...

    - Jim
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 3:27 AM
  •  Meriana wrote:

    thx for your replay.

    does anyone know of a linux programm doing this, i have access to a linux server with severs of my domains, it would be really cool if i could access it via a subdomain. :)



    If I am understanding correctly, you have access to the DNS that hosts your domain? In that case, all it would take to point your domain (or a subdomain) to your WHS is to update DNS for the (sub)domain with your current IP address and forward appropriate ports from your router to your WHS. It's likely that your broadband router has this functionality built in. It's likely somewhere in the advanced menus for your router.

    If you could provide the manufacturer and model, it's possible that someone could provide more specific instructions.

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    Ken
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 4:50 AM
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  • What Jim said, except....

    I have used no-ip for a long time and recommend their free dns service.

    The no-ip client can go on any PC on your LAN. Its function is to keep no-ip informed of your public IP address.

    If your router does not fully support UPnP then you must forward the WHS ports to the WHS PC.

    Nothing extra is needed on WHS.

    Sunday, February 25, 2007 2:07 PM