DynDns vs Purchased Domain name

September 21, 2009 at 10:35:03
Specs: Windows XP, Windows server 2003
I have purchased my own domain and hosting. I keep hearing things about dyndns. If I have my own domain name do I Need to use dyndns for FTP home access, etc?

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September 21, 2009 at 10:49:38
If you already have your Domain registered with a Static Public IP then you are good. You just have to port forward the port 21 on your firewall/router to allow FTP through from the WAN. Note this is a huge security hole. Make sure your FTP server is in a DMZ or you might consider FTPS.


As I said FTP is guaranteed to get hacked. What is it that you are trying to solve with FTP? VPN might be a better option.

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September 21, 2009 at 12:32:03
Only a registered domain is not enough.
You need also a static ip address, assigned to the registered domain and a local router or server, that is configured with this static ip address.

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September 21, 2009 at 12:39:28
As above. A FQDN has to point in DNS to a static IP address in almost all cases.

So if you have a dynamic IP address you'd have to follow those changes with a DDNS service.

You can still access your home with many other ways, without your FQDN.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 21, 2009 at 20:13:39
I have files that I Need people to access and download and upload. The files are too big to transfer by email as it is uncompressed video. Its raw footage. What are other solutions other than FTP?

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September 22, 2009 at 13:05:39
Find an older copy of barracudadrive server when it was free. You can let users log on to HTTPS. (secure).

Things like pcanywhere are good but kind of expensive.

You can setup a sftp server pretty easily. Again all this needs a dynamic dns if you have a dynamic IP address. Many are free.

I think people have used hamachi if I remember.

Maybe webdav.

See also Putty. PSCP

All sorts of VPN's.

Other premade VM's and premade OS's with these features. See things like untangle and other filewalls and network appliances.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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