remote access software

David Fletcher dave at
Tue Nov 27 21:36:46 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-11-27 at 14:18 -0600, Wade Smart wrote:
> Dang. Im out of touch with all the no-longer-free free services.
> The reason I went with dyndns is because the script for noip
> would never work properly. 
> You would also want to be sure that if your router is using 
> DHCP - to make the computer you are using have a static
> ip behind the router.

Butting in here - my server does - have a static IP address. Didn't
think this depended on DHCP on the router though, just make sure the
static IP address is outside the configured DHCP address range on the

I've been using no-ip mainly for SMTP to my server for over 2 years
since a friend showed me what to do. Editing my MX record etc. Works

The no-ip client I use was delivered as a source code package that I
compiled on the server.

no-ip appears to still be offering free accounts.

Other possibly relevant information :-
The server is available 24/7, an Atom mini-ITX board running 32 bit
Ubuntu Server
My ISP is Virgin Media
Yes the router is configured with port forwards

I guess all this crap will go away once we have IPv6, along with the new
learning curve.


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