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homeserver.com off-line? Finding a Dynamic DNS alternative for HSVR RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm wondering if I missed the memo, but I cannot access myserver.homeserver.com.  I get no response from a ping to homeserver.com.  Remote access through (dynamic DNS) homeserver.com is something I rarely use, but when I'm on business travel and need it... it's nice to know it's there.  Recently, it wasn't.  

    If Microsoft has terminated this DNS capability, I guess I need to find another way to route to my HSVR despite my dynamic IP in my home office... dyndns.org, no-ip.org, etc.  If I need to use a non-Microsoft dynamic DNS service, can you point me to resources to install the requisite application on the server to keep the DNS data up to date?

    Sorry if I'm missing something obvious here.

    Thanks!

    John

    Friday, August 2, 2013 12:06 AM

Answers

  • No, it's working fine - used it earlier today although I suspect my IP address has been fixed for at least a couple of weeks! What do you get if you Ping your xxx.homeserver.com address? Does the IP address match your external router IP address?

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.


    • Edited by Phil Harrison Friday, August 2, 2013 1:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by JohnWRS Friday, August 2, 2013 6:45 AM
    Friday, August 2, 2013 1:23 AM
  • Obviously, fixed IP on the LAN attached devices is the right practice in this situation.


    Indeed, or allocating a "reserved" IP address.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    • Marked as answer by JohnWRS Friday, August 2, 2013 2:14 PM
    Friday, August 2, 2013 10:15 AM
  • Thanks, Phil.  Problem solved.  It's often the most obvious thing.  Yes, I get the same IP pinging mydomain.homeserver.com that my router is pulling from Comcast.  However, my router's DHCP had changed the internal IP for the server, so the port forwarding rules were no long correct.  Obviously, fixed IP on the LAN attached devices is the right practice in this situation.

    Thanks for your response.

    John

    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Monday, August 5, 2013 5:48 AM
    Friday, August 2, 2013 6:50 AM

All replies

  • No, it's working fine - used it earlier today although I suspect my IP address has been fixed for at least a couple of weeks! What do you get if you Ping your xxx.homeserver.com address? Does the IP address match your external router IP address?

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.


    • Edited by Phil Harrison Friday, August 2, 2013 1:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by JohnWRS Friday, August 2, 2013 6:45 AM
    Friday, August 2, 2013 1:23 AM
  • Thanks, Phil.  Problem solved.  It's often the most obvious thing.  Yes, I get the same IP pinging mydomain.homeserver.com that my router is pulling from Comcast.  However, my router's DHCP had changed the internal IP for the server, so the port forwarding rules were no long correct.  Obviously, fixed IP on the LAN attached devices is the right practice in this situation.

    Thanks for your response.

    John

    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Monday, August 5, 2013 5:48 AM
    Friday, August 2, 2013 6:50 AM
  • Obviously, fixed IP on the LAN attached devices is the right practice in this situation.


    Indeed, or allocating a "reserved" IP address.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    • Marked as answer by JohnWRS Friday, August 2, 2013 2:14 PM
    Friday, August 2, 2013 10:15 AM