• Subject: Re: cable internet connection (was: Ethernet x-over cable)
  • From: "Carl Galgano" <cgalgano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 18:02:35 -0500

We don't get a static IP address with our DSL connection, but this has not
stopped up from hosting a site.  Basically with our DSL carrier we get a 12
hr lease on an IP address, if we leave the machine up, we always have the
same address.  It also allow for maint and reboots as long as it is within
the 12 hour window, no problem.  There are 2 solutions to this problem.
1.  We have lost our IP address twice.  Usually happens when the ISP's
network goes down and we can not connect via the DSL line, the outages have
lasted for more than 12 hrs and if we can not talk to their DHCP server, we
lose our address.  (they must run on NT!)  When we finally do reconnect, we
check the IP address we were assigned and if it is different, we go into the
DNS table maint that our other ISP (the one that maintains our domain name)
has and we update the IP address table that points to our www sever (the new
address we were assigned)
2.  There is a service called dynip.com that runs as a service on an NT
server (not sure if it is available on 98).  When the machine boots up, it
looks for the IP address assigned and then updates a DNS entry maintained by
dynip.com and updates their table.  When you sign up for the service, they
assign you a name like www.dynip.mycompany.com.  I believe it also works
with first level names like mycompany.com.  This is similar to Art's program
that gets the IP address assigned to his AS400 and then sends out email
telling of its address.


Carl Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
540 Powder Springs Street
Suite C19
Marietta, GA  30064
mailto: cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
EDI, Communications and AS400 Technical Consulting

>If they did not, we would probably wind up with the NT box with a cable
>modem running something like Wingate to allow the network internet
>access.  Just like any other dialup connection, and no static IP
>address, you would not be able to host your own site.  But I don't
>recall this was one of your needs.

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