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    what next?

    I've setup LAMP server and I'm able to access it locally(WAN). I am using Apache 2.2.4 (or something close), PHP 5.2.3, and have the streaming software GNUMP3d 2.8

    1. Can anyone get to it from 'outside' by using my ip?
    2. Is there a good free domain to ip service?
    3. What exactly is a Domain Name Server(does it have the domain name and computers search in it to find the ip to reroute to)?
    4. Can I use DYNdns even if I have a static ip(I think)?

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    Re: what next?

    In reply to your questions :

    (By the way, saying you can access it locally(WAN) doesn't make a lot of sense, WAN is a Wide Area Network, ie this would imply accessing it from outside your Local Area Network (LAN))

    1. Whether it is accessible from an external host would depend on how your network is set up. Presuming you are using some sort of router you would need to forward port 80 (presuming your web server is running on port 80) from your router to the internal host running the web server.

    2. You mentioned DynDNS in your post, this is a good, free DNS service.

    3. A DNS Server basically hosts a list of domain names and the IP addresses associated with those names. When you enter a domain name into your browser for example, it sends off a DNS request to a DNS server it knows about, this will hopefully know about the domain you are requesting and return the associated IP address to your PC.

    4. You should be able to use DynDNS without problem on a static IP address.

    Hope this was helpful.
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    Re: what next?

    (By the way, saying you can access it locally(WAN) doesn't make a lot of sense, WAN is a Wide Area Network, ie this would imply accessing it from outside your Local Area Network (LAN))
    I thought WAN stood for wireless area network. As in the network of computers that access my wireless router

    DynDNS it is then!

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    Re: what next?

    any others that are free and DON'T make the "endofinternet" part tacked on like in

    mysite.endofinternet.net

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    Re: what next?

    Quote Originally Posted by secondstage View Post
    I thought WAN stood for wireless area network. As in the network of computers that access my wireless router

    DynDNS it is then!
    WAN is Wide Area Network, wireless networks are usually referred to as WLAN's (Wireless Local Area Network)
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    Re: what next?

    OK, I get it now. Thanks

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