DNS Question

j763

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Nov 25, 2001
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Champaign, IL, USA
Hey,

On my school's (regretably wintel) network, I've got Apache Web Server running on my mac just to piss our Wintel IT Services ppl off :D I host DivX movies and other stuff that circulates around our school's SMB with *a lot* faster transfer speeds than SMB... Other students visit my site often but it's hard for them to remember 10.1.15.165 I'm wondering whether over the network I can set up a domain or something which other students can just put into their browser and it redirects to my IP... Is this possible???? All of the students here have the school's proxy in their lan settings -- just thought i'd provide that info if that makes a difference somehow...

Any advice much appreciated.


j763
 

firewire2001

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Apr 2, 2002
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if your ip at school is static and real you can create a sub-domain for free at a number of places.

a "real" ip is an ip address that can be accessed from outside your school.. ie at your house.

if this is the case, you can go to a place like http://www.dyndns.biz and create an account. after doing this you create a subdomain under "static ip" and you have to type in ypour ip address and all.. the result is a domain ... like http://ishkabibble.dyndns.biz -- which is my subdomain from dyndns... you can also choose from a variety of domains like .dyndns.org, etc... youll see when you go there

good luck! :)
 
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j763

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Nov 25, 2001
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Champaign, IL, USA
Originally posted by firewire2001
if your ip at school is static and real you can create a sub-domain for free at a number of places.

a "real" ip is an ip address that can be accessed from outside your school.. ie at your house.

if this is the case, you can go to a place like http://www.dyndns.biz and create an account. after doing this you create a subdomain under "static ip" and you have to type in ypour ip address and all.. the result is a domain ... like http://ishkabibble.dyndns.biz -- which is my subdomain from dyndns... you can also choose from a variety of domains like .dyndns.org, etc... youll see when you go there

good luck! :)
Thanks for that, firewire2001... I was wondering more whether I could run a domain internally on the network, but that dyndns info helps a lot. If someone does know whether you can run a domain on a network, please post or email (j763@mac.com)
 
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szark

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May 14, 2002
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Re: DNS Question

Originally posted by j763

I was wondering more whether I could run a domain internally on the network
This should be possible, but it would require you to setup your computer as a DNS server, and have the users place your IP address in their network setup as a DNS server.

Originally posted by j763

Other students visit my site often but it's hard for them to remember 10.1.15.165 I'm wondering whether over the network I can set up a domain or something which other students can just put into their browser and it redirects to my IP... Is this possible????
The dyndns solution seems like it would work -- even on a "non-real" IP address (which yours is -- 10.x.x.x is for intranet use only)

Probably easier just to give out the IP address -- after all, they only need to remember it once and can simply bookmark the site in their browser...

(someday I'll get a sig :D )
 
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