Help makeing a dynamic IP more stable.
Posted on 1997-11-19
Ok, heres what I want to do:
A. Find a place to gave me a Dynamic DNS(As I dial-in and have
dynamic ip addressing.) I need a free one, as I'm completely broke.
B. I NEED a place to store my email while I'm offline. I'm told
that sendmail has options to do this, called MX options. To be more
specific I need a place that will buffer all my machines(Not just one
users, all users) incomming emails while my computer is off line, and
send them to my machine as soon as it finds that my dynamic address is
once again excepting connections(say, it checks once every 10min or so).
It would only need a few megs of storage, as I'm almost always online
C. A fully subscribed nntp server that wouldn't mind being used as
my machines default nntp server. Needs to have all the groups to, not just
the ones people feel are "nice" or "in good taste".
Ok, once I find thoughs things(For free, as I can't even buy a pack of gum
right now, I've got something like 8 cents to my name.) I need to make a
A. Auto connect upon request.(ie, as soon as you try a remote
connection, it atempts to connect to my isp & runs all the other scripts
nesesary to do whats listed here, diald would do this, if I've heard
B. Automaticly sets the proper new ip /etc/hosts .
I'm thinking of doing the scripting in Perl, as it would be easier(For
me) to write. I would like any input anyone has on places to go to look
for the kinds of services I'm looking for. I know ml.org will let me add
MX options, but I need a place to store the mail, as they don't provide
that. I know about dejanews, but it's web only. I'd like a nntp that did
not remove binarys, but I can live without as long as it's free :) Also,
I have not idea how to configure sendmail to do what I've stated, so I
hope soemone will give me some pointers there to.
BTW: I'm running a heavily modified RH4.2 with a lot of RH4.9.1 additons
& seperate installs. With the exception of sendmail & nntp configuration,
I pretty much know what I'm doing. I've been running Linux for the past
two & 1/2 years(Slackware at first, then RedHat when 4.1 came out), and
don't run any other operating systems on my computer. I've been wanting
to do this since about the second month of running Linux, but this is the
first time I've truly felt up to the task.
Thanx in advance for any help, even just pointer to other: pages,groups,
or mail listings to try posting this message on.
BTW: Please excuse any spelling errors I missed, my spelling
is not what I'd like it to be...
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