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DNS Server Question

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#1 ex0syphen


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

I recently set up a DNS server for me and my friends. It allows me to make custom domain names for them, like john.awesome or me.ex0. I can access it on my network by entering the server's IP into the DNS settings on my devices, which is However, my friends cannot access my server because they are not on my network. I tried setting up a no-ip dynamic DNS host but on most devices you can only enter an IP address for the DNS server, not a host name or domain name. What should I do so they can connect?

F.Y.I. A static IP is not an option. (Its like and extra $75/mo from Comcast)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

First the IP address range is not routable over the internet as it is a private IP address range. Not sure what you are trying to do here since whatever DNS names you configure will not resolvable by other people on the internet since they do not conform to the high level domains. The only way they will be able to see your DNS server is to point their computer to your Public IP and then you would have to port forward the DNS requests to your server. However since your IP is dynamic it may change from time to time and they would lose connection. The only way to resolve this is to get a static ip which you said isn't an option.
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