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This question may be covered somewhere but after some digging I haven't found it so if it is answered then if you will just kindly point me in that direction I would appreciate it. Ok, now onto my question.
I just setup Windows 2008 Server and need to know where to go from here. I am planning to host my files, a web page, an e-mail server (thinking Exchange 2010). What do I need to do so that I can add DynDNS to the server. Also, what services do I need from DynDNS other than domain registration to make it all work? Finally is there a step by step guide anywhere out there that would help?
Answer by RotBlitz · Mar 11, 2010 at 03:56 PM
You must assign a unique static IPv4 address outside the DHCP range of your router. Check your router to find out the range. Then open the TCP/IPv4 properties of your active network connection and enter this static IP address, the router's IP address as gateway and as DNS server, and the router's subnet mask as subnet mask, usually 255.255.255.0.
Regarding IPv6, you only need to care about, if you have an existing IPv6 connectivity. If not, you may even disable it for this network connection. If you have an active IPv6 connection, you may simply leave it as is, unless you also intend to reach your network from outside via IPv6 (which is not yet supported by DynDNS as far as I know).
Answer by Mendon Computers · Oct 19, 2010 at 03:47 PM
Inside of your network, the staic IP assignment comes from whatever private IP address you are using, for example 192.168.102.1/254
Let's say your router is 192.168.102.253 Your first client computer can be configured as follows:
IP address: 192.168.102.1 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: (Your router) 192.168.105.253 Nameserver: the Internal IP address of your sever for example: 192.168.102.251
At least this is how I understand it work. A word of caution, I am not an expert, nor do I play one on TV.
Answer by RotBlitz · Mar 08, 2010 at 10:40 AM
As I can see, you want to apply for the whole programme. :)
I would like to suggest to work through this wiki entry and the tutorials here and here. Regarding e-mail this thread may be interesting for you. Beside domain registration you would need DNS hosting like Custom DNS and probably MailHop Relay, especially if your ISP blocks inbound port 25, and most likely MailHop Outbound, as most mail exchangers do not accept mail from dynamic IP address ranges. Step-by-step instructions are found under the referenced links. If you face specific problems, please come back, and we will see what we can do for you.
Also, if you purchase so many things, you are eligible for a package discount.
Answer by tmbream · Mar 10, 2010 at 05:30 PM
Ok, so I checked out the links your provided. Thank you for them. They were helpful but I am a bit confused now. The one link talks about setting a static IP address to enable port forwarding but doesn't that defeat the purpose of DynDNS service? I want a Dynamic IP that is updated to DynDNS which then gets mapped to my domain. Also, to configure a static IP address in the first place, I still need DNS servers IP addresses. Are the addresses for DynDNS or do I use my ISP ones?
Answer by RotBlitz · Mar 10, 2010 at 05:54 PM
I see, you are mixing up internal (private, LAN) IP addresses and external (public, WAN) IP addresses. "Setting up static IP addresses" is related to LAN IP addresses solely, i.e. your internal devices should have assigned static IP addresses, so that traffic can be reliably forwarded to your internal devices by the forwarder rules on your router.
Also, DNS (Domain Name System) is the phone book of the internet, delivering the numbers (IP addresses) for the (domain) names, not more, not less. The special thing with the DynDNS "phone book" is that you can have a dynamic (public, WAN) IP address from your ISP. This is the one you need to keep somehow real-time updated in the "phone book" as it changes. Clearer now?