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Avi Schwartz ubuntu-users874 at cfftechnologies.com
Sat Dec 30 00:19:01 UTC 2006

Colin Brace wrote:

> On 12/30/06, Avi Schwartz <ubuntu-users874 at cfftechnologies.com> wrote:
>> It all depends on the ISP when I was using Speakeasy, I had a static IP
>> and I had no problem of being blocked so I was my primary transport.
>> Unfortunately, at least in my area, Comcast does not offer static IPs so
>> I had to change to relaying through my ISP.  I still receive all my mail
>> directly though
> By "direct" I take it to mean incoming mail is delivered directly to
> your MTA... but how do you do this if you don't have a permanent IP
> number? Your MX record needs to point to a permanent address, no?
I don't have a static IP for 3 years now and I still have my own domain 
and everything works.  Sites like dyndns or freedns (there are others 
too, but I am only familiar with dyndns) come to the rescue.  You 
install a small program on your machine (some routers even have it built 
in!) and when your ISP changes your IP, the program connects to the that 
company's site and updates your DNS records.  It has worked very well 
for me.


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