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Free DNS Service: great idea for laptops

Wed, Sep 10, 2008

Applications, Internet

We’ve been using the free DynDNS service for a while now and thought it would be a good idea to post about its merits (for those of you who don’t already know about it).

With their service, you can access your computer remotely with a DNS name instead of an IP address that probably changes weekly. With their service, you can:

* Connect to your web, email, ssh, vnc, vpn, etc. Server
* Type in a single hostname to reach your router and computer
* View your DVR and security cameras through a hostname
* Replace your static IP address and remotely connect

Also, if your laptop is stolen, you can track its IP address and hopefully track it down.

Sign up for their service, then download their free software, called Macintosh/OS X Update Client here:

http://www.dyndns.com/support/clients/mac.html

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