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Re: I Now Have DSL
You don't need a static IP address. All you need is a host name
that stays constant. Something like "Toms-house.org".
The mapping from the name to the IP address can follow whatever
your current IP address happens to be. Well OK you can't get
"Toms-house" But it doesn't matter. If you have _any_ name then
you can host an FTP site, Web site and a TASS database if you
Check this out. It's another thing that "just works" and
it's free too. There are other "dydnamic DNS servers" but these
guys look seem to be the biggst one and may be around for a
--- Tom Droege <email@example.com> wrote:
> I now have DSL. As someone who did their first computer interface in
> I am always amazed at how well the automatic interconnection stuff
> works. Once I got the DSL system going, I went to read my e-mail.
> course the e-mail browser was still set to use a dial up connection.
> seeing any place to select ethernet, I just deselected the use dial
> up box,
> and it worked!! Boggle. This from someone who spent two years and
> several lawyer years trying to connect something to an IBM-650 in
> 1959. We
> had a 109 pin connector and we just had to guess what the pins did.
> would not tell us, even though we had a Government Secret Level
> Project. Sigh! You young whipper snappers don't know how good you
> have it.
> I am not (yet) paying the $15 a month extra to get a fixed IP
> address. If
> there is a need, I can do it. It is ADSL so not much good for
> sending big
> Tom Droege
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