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#1 JustxMeg

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:30 PM

Hi,

 

I saw an option to change the DDNS on my router, but what is this?



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:35 PM

DDNS is Dynamic Domain Name Server. it is a way of automatically updating a name server in the Domain Name System.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:41 PM

So what does it do? :o



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:46 PM

a large majority of people have a Dynamic IP address at home, it can be extremely difficult to always reach your device, because your IP address is always changing. Since you aren’t alerted when it changes, it is very hard to keep track of.

 

Dynamic DNS service gives you an easy to remember hostname eg, "google.com" (just like when you assign “Joe” to his phone number in your phone) you run a small piece of software on your computer or device you would like to access, and whenever your IP address changes, it updates your hostname to reflect that change.

 

 

hope that makes some sense. 


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 03:56 AM

But the IP here doesn't change?



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:47 AM

The BC IP probably won't change because it may be a Static IP ( don't quote me on that i have no idea of the set up )

 

Most people have Dynamic IP's meaning it (a device) will change IP's in a certain amount of time set , a static IP Does not change. 


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 05:58 AM

Hmm, I'll contact my IPS. Thanks for the help!






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