|Aug 14, 2012, 06:45 AM||#1|
Lion server. Do I need a static IP?
First post so hello everyone.
I have a mac mini running Lion 10.7.4 and I am thinking about upgrading to Lion server. One main reason, is to set up accounts for me and my girl friend as we both have macbook pros from work and don't want to store personal data on them.
I have been reading up on how to set up the server etc but 99% mention that you NEED a static IP, is this really needed? I have Sky and they do not provide static IP!
Thanks for any help.
|Aug 14, 2012, 07:34 AM||#2|
You probably don't need to change the OS to server. You could set up a VPN on your home network and mini and access account files from outside your house that way. On your local network sharing will be easier.
Be sure you don't store passwords on the work MBPs as that would defeat the whole purpose.
One caveat: Depending on where you are accessing your home VPN may not work as it depends on how the network to which you're connected is configured. I rarely run into that with mine, however.
With no static IP you can set up dynamic DNS to your house for a consistent address.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Anyone upgrade from Snow Leopard Server to Mountain Lion + Server.app?||talmy||Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking||13||Jul 14, 2013 11:22 AM|
|Where is index file for default web server Lion Server||rockinmyshoe||Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking||0||Apr 14, 2013 10:59 PM|
|Converting from old Hardware Lion server, to new hardware Mountain Lion Server||kcossabo||Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking||2||Dec 26, 2012 08:59 AM|
|Just looking at the performance, Snow Leopard server or Mountain Lion server?||bl00dyg33k||Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking||0||Aug 23, 2012 07:55 AM|
|Off-line Lion Server Software Update Server?||skibumdc||Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking||0||Jun 6, 2012 09:26 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:33 AM.