SBS With Dynamic DNS and DynDNS.Com

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Nigel Ainscoe, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Is anyone aware of a straight forward how to for getting remote access
    working with a dynamic IP address. I have signed up to DynDNS.com to monitor
    the IP but it seems far from clear how I go about mapping
    remote.mydomain.com to mydomain.somedyndnsdomain.com. First time I have
    tried to set one up without a fixed IP so any suggestions welcome.

    TIA
     
    Nigel Ainscoe, Aug 5, 2009
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  2. You can't. DynDNS's "Dynamic DNS" service only works with their domain
    names. To update custom DNS entries you need to purchase their "Custom DNS"
    option. You can read more about that here:

    http://www.dyndns.com/support/kb/custom.html

    Specifically, your questions is touched in the section describing the
    differences between Dynamic DNS and Custom DNS services.

    -Cliff
     
    Cliff Galiher, Aug 5, 2009
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  3. Thanks Cliff - I had a feeling that was going to be the case.

    I think it is going to be better for me to persuade them to use a proper
    business ISP who gives them a fixed IP address.

    Regards,
    Nigel


     
    Nigel Ainscoe, Aug 5, 2009
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  4. FYI and a little off topic - I have a business ISP with a fixed IP, but I
    use DynDNS for backup MX hosting. I've only used it once or twice, but I
    test it every so often as well, and it's always been reliable.


     
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Aug 5, 2009
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  5. You honestly don't need to purchase any thing
    You can use the free ones if you want!

    Sign up for the free dyndns.org Domain
    yourcompany.dyndns.org
    whatyouwant.dyndns.org
    (or some other optional free domain suffix)
    Download the Free Dynamic IP updater
    (If you use the one from your Router you will get a warning of "Too Many
    updates")

    Change your primary mx records to yourcompany.dyndns.org
    make some redirects or pointers from your biz domain if you want to.
    (So you have some easy to remember domain)

    If your Hosting has C-Panel just have
    remote.yourdomain.com >> https://yourcompany.dyndns.org/remote
    webmail.yourdomain.com >> https://yourcompany.dyndns.org/exchange
    companyweb.yourdomain.com >> https://yourcompany.dyndns.org:444
    Redirects created.

    And that's about it.
    No Purchase required
    I've been using the free one on my home server for 10 years now?
    (I think it's been longer even?)

    Works great
    Free is a great price...
    Gumby I think uses the free one also.
    Russ


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    Russ Grover [SBS-MVP], Aug 6, 2009
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  6. Russ Grover [SBS-MVP], Aug 6, 2009
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  7. Thanks Russ, I'll have a go at that. They are tied into a contract witgh
    their current ISP (BT) who will charge them an extra £5 a month for the
    privilige of a fixed IP!

    Regards,
    Nigel

     
    Nigel Ainscoe, Aug 6, 2009
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  8. Nigel Ainscoe

    Mark Lasky Guest

    Try this site. It provides free Dynamic DNS regardless of your domain name.
    I have been using this for about 5 years now without a problem. Very easy
    to setup and does not require you to use their domain names. All you need
    to do is setup a free account on their site and use their nameservers!

    https://www.sitelutions.com/



     
    Mark Lasky, Aug 6, 2009
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  9. Nigel Ainscoe

    Mark Lasky Guest

    I did forget one additional thing. There is a small update program you will
    need to download from their site and run that on your server.....

    https://www.sitelutions.com/



     
    Mark Lasky, Aug 6, 2009
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