Howtos and Tips
DynDNS is a service that allows you to have a static domain name even if you don't have a static IP. You have to :
- create a free account at http://www.dyndns.com/ or another provider. Usually you can also configure a real domain name as a dynamic host (eg OVH).
- configure a Dynamic DNS in this account
- or you can also configure your modem if it supports DynDNS (NeufBox, …), then you don't need to install a client.
Trick to use providers unsupported by your modem
Several modems (NeufBox, …) only support dyndns.org, which makes it impossible to use a real domain name bought to a real registrar.
Fortunately there is a trick : you have to add a DNS entry in your modem for making “dyndns.org” point to the IP address of your real provider.
Source : dyndns.fr
Needs testing with OVH.
Problem: Neufbox 4 limits the user name at 15 characters, and the domain name at 20 characters…