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Finding the FQDN for a Dynamic DSL Acct.

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Greetings,

Verizon won't issue a Static IP for this particular Business DSL account location.  To find the current IP for a dynamic IP account, I will need a FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name), but don't know where to locate it.  Is there some mechanisim used to identify users (other than the user/pass used on the PPPoE settings) that could be accessed from any command prompt/web browser on the net?  Thanks in advance for reading this far, and have a great day!

Cordially,

Andy Yi, MCP

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Not quite sure what you are asking here, Andy..   Do you want to run nslookup command to bring back ip addresses...??  Just because you have an IP address, does not mean that your IP has a FQDN..  This must be assigned by your registrar, as when you register a Domain..  Then, if you only have Dynamic IP addresses, you can register your 'registered' FQDN with a Dynamic DNS service for resolving you DNS name to your IP address...

Am I getting close here..??  :)

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To expand on this..  For Dynamic DNS registration, you can use something like http://www.dyndns.org/ to resolve your name with and IP address...    They will keep tract of any changes to your IP, and update their DNS records to provide for this...

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FE,

Thanks for the clarification on FQDN's.  What I was looking for was some way to find the dynamic IP address assigned by Verizon without using a seperate service or identifier (using some built in mechanism that Verizon might use to identify each account).  Should all else fail, I will def have to use the DDNS setup.

Andy, MCP

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Oh..  if you only need to know your Global IP address, just hit this link...

http://www.whatismyip.com/
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FE,

You have been oh so instrumental, thanks for helping me.  I guess that there is no Verizon identifier for the DSL accounts, so I will award you the points.  Again thanks and have a great day!

Cordially,

Andrew L. Yi, MCP

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You are welcome..!!  Anytime..

And thank you..!!

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