[cvsnt] Re: CVS +Tortoise working for me on my LAN. Now I want to access remotely

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Thu Jul 7 21:25:37 BST 2005

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Bo Berglund wrote:
>>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

You misunderstood me.  The DDNS service is *dynamic* DNS, meant for 
these DSL type lines.  There's an agent that runs on your machine that 
sends updates to the DDNS service (e.g. no-ip.com or dyndns.org, there 
are others) to let it know what the address is.  My Linksys router has a 
DDNS agent built into it, but I've never tried to use that (it doesn't 
support no-ip).

For example, I have a myhost.no-ip.org DNS name at No-IP that forwards 
to my cable modem's IP.  The agent runs on a machine behind my NAT 
router and the DDNS service automatically picks up the correct public IP 

I use no-ip myself on the free level.  Here's more information on their 
free service:


Glen Starrett

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