pete_roth wrote:http://www.no-ip.com, grab the free dns client, voila. It will update the server name you choose (lex.no-ip.biz for example) with whatever you ip changes to. I've used them for awhile now to do exactly what you want.
titan wrote:As far as FTP goes, it is not a good idea. Alternatively, you can let Apache handle file uploads and downloads, or you can use OpenSSH/SFTP.
Oh, and here are some books I recommend reading:
Apache: The Definitive Guide
What's New in Apache Web Server 2.2?
Here's a HOWTO that I wrote:
HOWTO SSL Enabled, Name Based Virtual Hosts with Apache
And take a look at this:
lex-ington wrote:I was asking about FTP because my sister was looking for someplace to keep her files and access them when needed. She is in the Bahamas, and we have alot of power outages where my parants live, so machines don't last too long. If I can provide for her a spot where she can keep important data, open and adjust a file, then save it back to a spot will be ideal. She doesn't trust on-line storage solutions and not about to try and convince her otherwise.
pete_roth wrote:http://www.no-ip.com/downloads.php There's the direct download link, sorry.
emi25 wrote:The dynamic ip have nothing to do with the OS you run.
Just get a router capable to update a DynDNS account or a similar service.
Next, set the router to route the traffic on ftp port and http port to your server.
emi25 wrote:JBI, I use a router to update my DynDNS account for a year and something.
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