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From "Joe Barrett" <jnjbarr...@charter.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Web Hosting
Date Wed, 19 Feb 2003 02:16:24 GMT
Yes, I'm doing it.  Go to www.dyndns.org and you can have a website using
that ( for me it's boredom.dyndns.org )
They'll switch for you each time your IP changes.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Wort" <tim@pobox.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Cc: <mmbodji@umuc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Web Hosting


>
> I think the answer is it is not impossible but it PROBABLY won't be easy.
>
>
> The first problem is DNS and how client will access the site, you probably
> want to use a hostname like www.domain.tld but the IP is changing so how
> do you assign that domainname to the IP address. The next problem is how
> to get apache configured with a new IP address at each IP change.
>
> The easy way would be if you are using Dynamic DNS so that the DNS records
> are updated with a fixed hostname everytime a IP is assigned to your
> machine. This is unlikely if you don't control the DNS service.
>
> So one solution would be to have access to a DNS server that you can
> update so you own or rent or otherwise can get  someone to do the DNS for
> your domain and you can automate changing the address record for you
> domain. I considered this because I have a box on a cable modem, assigned
> a IP via DHCP but I travel a lot and wanted access to the machine via the
> internet (not a web server but same issues).
>
> (My solution was not difficult, I control a DNS server on another domain
> and host my DNS there, I put a record in for my home machine and use that
> name to access it from the net. My home box is a Sun server and runs 7-24
> so the IP address is not re-issued because I don't reboot. This has worked
> well, usually when I reboot I don't get a new address and it is never down
> long enough for that to happen. I have had to change IP address three
> times in a three or four years.)
>
> The next problem is updating the server configuration, this is more
> complex, you could do it via a script that checks the local IP on boot up
> and re-writes the httpd.conf. You could run somethin in front of it that
> catches the DHCP address (like the DSL router) and NAT your apache box
> through it.
>
> Other may have better suggestions. Good luck. :^)
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Issa Mbodji wrote:
>
> >
> > Hello:
> >
> > Is it possible to host my own website without a fix IP address? I have
DSL and my IP address is dynamic.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> > Mame Issa Mbodji
> > 3201 Weeping Willow Ct # 33
> > Silver Spring, MD , 20906
> > Tel. (301) 603-0847
> > e-mail: issambodji@yahoo.com
> >
> >
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