Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Mon Aug 9 02:53:46 UTC 2004

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Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 19:48:24 -0400
To: or-dev at freehaven.net
Subject: Re: Servers with Dynamic IPs
From: Geoffrey Lewis Goodell <goodell at cassandra.eecs.harvard.edu>

Last I checked, dyndns hosts run some special program that keeps the
dyndns DNS servers informed of the IP address.  The DNS server promptly
changes the A record in the event of a transition.


On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 12:39:39AM +0100, Andrei Serjantov wrote:
> > Is there a way that applications are notified when you switch IPs,
> > or do they need to constantly be checking, or what?
> >=20
> > I've always assumed that dynamic IPs implies low reliability, low
> > bandwidth, and high latency. Am I wrong?
> Actually, I've got just this problem on my new broadband connection.
> 1Mbit. I think dyndns clients enable you to deal with dynamic IP's
> pretty effectively.... Have not solved the problem yet, so no clue
> what is actually involved.
> A.

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