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Re: DNS agent for dynamic IP addresses

On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 01:07 -0400, Carl Fink wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 04:57:19AM +0000, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 17:09 -0400, Carl Fink wrote:
> > > Most consumer grade ISPs (cable ISPs, aDSL) use DHCP, so you have no
> > > guarantee you'll have the same IP address five minutes after you get it.
> > 
> > Sure you do, DHCP doesn't change your IP unless you release it or you're
> > using an especially craptastic ISP.  You might want to read up on how
> > DHCP works before saying something like that.
> OK, so actual experience is trumped by generic references to some sort of
> unspecified documentation?  Realize that real ISPs, notably a friend of
> mine's, do in fact change his IP address at least once per day.

That's not a real ISP then, it falls well inside the craptastic
category.  Change ISP.

> > > I prefer to host my own DNS on my own server, if only to keep my memory of
> > > how to configure BIND relatively fresh.  Does anyone know of a similar agent
> > > that pairs with a daemon I can run on my DNS server, to track the IP address
> > > of my own laptop and desktop boxes and point subdomain1.finknetwork.com and
> > > subdomain2.finknetwork.com to them?
> > 
> > dyndns.org does that, too.
> I know. But as I wrote, I want to use my own server running BIND.

You need a minimum of two if you're expecting to delegate your own zone.
One will NOT get 'er done.

Paul Johnson

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