[Dev] dynamic DNS
ben at algroup.co.uk
Tue Jul 1 04:33:12 PDT 2003
Kaitlin Duck Sherwood wrote:
> Luther had an interesting idea, which I will here paraphrase. Any
> stupidities are mine; any strokes of genius are his.
> Because so many people use dynamic IP addresses, it's hard for them to
> run servers. One reason why we're using Jabber is to be able to find
> people who have dynamic addresses.
> There are now some free "dynamic DNS" services which help you get around
> this problem. Near as I can tell, you install a small piece of code on
> your computer that, every time you get assigned an IP address, registers
> your new IP address with your dynamic DNS service. (Note: I don't know
> how your new address<->hostname binding gets propagated to other DNS
> (Note that this doesn't help the problem of finding people who move from
> computer to computer.)
> OSAF is currently using Jabber to find other people's repositories, but
> we could in theory use this dynamic DNS stuff. It might be lighterweight.
Presumably this is orthogonal to Chandler? That is, you don't care
whether the DNS is dynamic, nor how it gets the IP address - what it
boils down to is just using DNS, dynamic or not, doesn't it?
"There is no limit to what a man can do or how far he can go if he
doesn't mind who gets the credit." - Robert Woodruff
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