Using Mobileme BTMM as a domain?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Ruahrc, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    I know that in order to make some of the features of Lion Server accessible from remote computers on the internet, you need to register a domain name or sign up with DynDNS. However, if you're a mobileme member and use B2MM, can you use that as a domain?

    I got this idea since clearly subscribing to mobileme seems to involve getting a domain of sorts (otherwise how does MM know how to track your macs over the internet) and apparently you can easily resolve the web address because you can directly ssh into your computer(s) using B2MM using the following:

    ssh -p 22

    If you just used as the domain for a mac server, would that work to get more general access too?

  2. jtara macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2009
    Actually, no you don't. You could just use your computer's IP address. Domain names are (always) just a convenience.

    No. Your B2MM domain name doesn't point directly to your computer. It's apparently the endpoint of an IPSec tunnel to your computer.

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