How would this be possibile? I heard DYNDNS could help. I have Virgin Media dynamic IP address. I want to run a game server.
asked Jan 02 '11 at 18:51
Yes, use DYNDNS to update your IP Address to the server. Essentially, the clients they provide will detect your external IP address and submit them to the server. So if you connect to your DYNDNS subdomain available for free, it will redirect you to your server's IP address, but will also mask the IP, meaning it'll display the subdomain and paths to folders and files in the address bar instead of the IP. Then on your registrar, forward your domain (with masking) to your DYNDNS domain. That will then redirect you to your DYNDNS domain, which will again redirect you to your IP. This will all be masked so your IP wont be shown in the address bar. And the mask will be the the actual domain that is forwarded to your DYNDNS domain. You can get the source code of an application I made that I hosted on my school hacker team website called ipTimer. ipTimer will allow you to have your IP address constantly updated to the server every specified amount of time. It is written in C, (and yes, it is a little script kiddie-ish). You can get it from the DEBIAN APT repository as follows:
and search for ipTimer.
Or here is the direct download link but with apt-get it will also install the dependency, whereas here, you will have to download it yourself. So here are the two download links. Install inadyn first.
Or for ipTimer, alternatively and shorter,
http://demonicdefenders.net/Downloads/ipTimer.zip - which will redirect you to the repository file.
This is for Ubuntu and other compatible Linux distributions.
Yes, you can sign up and DynDNS and set up what is called a hostname. Thats like (youhostname.dyndns.net) or whatever you pick. After that you can go to the support section of DynDNS and find their update clients for Windows, Mac or Linux.
That is all you need to do.
answered Jan 02 '11 at 18:55