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On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 11:43:04 -0700, Glen Starrett <grstarrett at cox.net> wrote: >Bo Berglund wrote: >>>firewall to that servermachine. I can obtain the mostly-static IP >>>address. But when I go remote, I only know (for example): >>>:sspi:123.321.255.64:/cvsnt/cvsrepo >> >> >> No you don't! One way to get this working OK is to enter the name of >> your cvsnt server and its IP address into the >> system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS file. >> After this you can continue using the name of the cvs server and >> additionally if the IP address changes you need only edit the HOSTS >> file. > >FYI, Using a DDNS service will automatically keep that name to IP >mapping correct for you and be more robust. HOSTS file certainly works, >but requires you change it when your IP changes. But if the server is a non-official IP that may change over time then any official DNS server will not have it and the HOSTS file approach is the way to go. I have my home ADSL line at a fixed address because I have the modem on 24/7, but as soon as it is powered off for more than a day it loses its lease and gets a different IP next time it is connected. I obviously am not likely to get it entered into my ISP's DNS server so I have simply named it in my HOSTS file. Then I can CVS there using the name and as soon as I get a new IP I change the HOSTS file and this is all I need to do. /Bo (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)