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Hi, I have suse 9.1 pro installed with broadband at home, I wish to be able to access my linux server over the internet with my domain name or an ip address. , any idea on a simple good way of doing this.  

setup - at home we have 3 computers and they are assigned ip addresses by the broadband router/modem.

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by:Luniz2k1
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All you would need to do is set up a dyndns client on the suse box and create an account on www.dyndns.org.  They have many domains to pick from.  A list of clients that you can install cab be found here:

http://www.dyndns.org/services/dyndns/clients.html

I myself have one set up to be able to access my computers at home.
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by:iqula
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Please can you suggest a good one for me or which one are you using?  will this run fine through a router?

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My router has a built in client that works with www.dyndns.org.  On that link, DynSite is a good client for windows pc's.  ddclient is what you would want to run on the suse box if you dont have a windows pc to run DynSite on.  If your ISP does not block port 80, you can run the web server on port 80.  Otherwise you will need to run it on another port such as port 81.
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by:iqula
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Can you give me a bit of help setting up ddclient, i have installed it and registerd an account at dyndns.org.

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