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[EnGarde] Re: Dynamic IP Woes Help

From: Paul Rochford <prochford_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Mar 03 2003 - 23:00:02 GMT
To: <engarde-users@engardelinux.org>

  1. Your ISP dictates whether or not you can have a static IP or not. It's not dependant on the fact you have a router. For that matter your EnGuarde box can act as a router. Many cable providers do not offer static IPs as is the case here in Toronto. For this, as already recommended, you'll need a dynamic DNS host who polls the dynamic connection from your ISP every 30 seconds or a minute, whatever, to see if you've been assigned a different IP address or not.
  2. Same type of issue, most ISP will not forward SMTP or POP3 packets. They will not route traffic through their own networks using port 110 unless it's a request to an external POP server from within their network. If that makes sense. As for the rest, FTP, SSH, telnet, most probably won't work either for the same reason. Your ISP will not route that type of traffic on its own network.

The only thing you may be able to do is setup a web site using port 80 traffic only. That's not blocked by any ISPs, obviously. You'll even be able to send mail from the box, like a formmail script or something, as long as postfix uses your ISP's SMTP server.
Chances are that this is your issue = ISP limitations. If so, find and ISP that doesn't limit traffic in one way or another. Good luck! Let us know how you make out.


Paul Rochford
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 -----Original Message-----
From: engarde-users-bounce@engardelinux.org [mailto:engarde-users-bounce@engardelinux.org] On Behalf Of Dalberg, Steve Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 4:20 PM To: engarde-users@engardelinux.org Subject: [EnGarde] Re: Dynamic IP Woes Help

I would definitely invest in a Cable Router, then you can have a static IP on your box. Then just run a dyndns.org client, or some other Dynamic Name Server...

I use a linksys and it works great.


-----Original Message-----
From: Global Point Solutions [mailto:gps1@comcast.net]=20 Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 11:39 AM
To: engarde-users@engardelinux.org
Subject: [EnGarde] Dynamic IP Woes Help
Importance: High


I have installed Guardian Digital Finestra and I am experiencing dificulties I 'm unable to understand. My Box is running in a network that is provisioned by cable services. I do not have static IP.=20 Now I have two sites (Regular) that I wish to publish, provide dns, and mail services. I have read the manual and have followed the directions as best as I'm able to understand (I'm a newbie)(...with big diapers). 1. How may I setup my box since I only have cable Dynamic IP service?? 2. What changes will need to be done for DNS to work properly?? 3. Will my mail server permit someone using the internet, connect to it and retrieve mail using a regular mail client?? 4. What are the methods of adding content to the site directories?? ( note i was trying to use mind term but it won't let me into the system any more)

I don't have a problem with starting all the way over as long as I can get this done quickly for the kids. Whatever you're able to do to assist me I'm deeply grateful Thanks=20


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