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free ip publisher

I need a free application to publish my dynamic IP on a website so that I can access my PC from elsewhere. The important thing: please suggest only SAFE applications that you personally tested. I wouldn't like holes in my IP security. Thanks
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NzarthCommented:
Try

http://www.no-ip.com/

or

http://www.dyndns.com/

Do not know of any security risk using the above.
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Naser GabajE&P Software Implementation SpecialistCommented:
Greetings s_federici,

Choose from the list:

http://www.sharewareconnection.com/titles/dynamic-range-.htm

Good Luck!

Naser
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
To Nzarth: I went to those URLs but... how do they work?!?!?
To Naser72: application such as the one I need (e.g.  DynSite for Windows) are shareware. Other freewares don't seem to match my needs. Could you point me please to the right freeware application? Thanks
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NzarthCommented:
This link gives you more info:

http://www.no-ip.com/services/managed_dns/free_dynamic_dns.html

Both work in the same way.  You register and then you download a small client onto your machine.  When you register you can assign yourself a domain name (loads of free domain names - see link above for list).

You can then on another machine use your domain name to contact your machine or log into the web console and that will give you the IP address that you are currently assigned by your ISP.

It is very simple to use and very low overheads.

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Naser GabajE&P Software Implementation SpecialistCommented:
How about this one:

http://www.tucows.com/preview/370093

Let me know

Naser
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Naser GabajE&P Software Implementation SpecialistCommented:
And this one, but it's shareware:

http://www.tucows.com/preview/194772
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
To Nzarth: I'll be testing no-ip when I'm at the office this afternoon. But it is still not clear to me where I should download the client (even if I already registered)
To Naser72: I need a safe application. Have you tested any of the suggested ones?
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
To Nzarth: sorry, I found the HUGE download links... :-}
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NzarthCommented:
No problem.....Let me know if you get stuck.  I have used it for a couple of years now and have had no problem with it.
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Naser GabajE&P Software Implementation SpecialistCommented:
You wanted it FREE & SECURE, don't you think this is too much you are looking for?

I doubt that you will find something like that, and beside i didn't test any of the recommended above.

Anyway, I wish you good luck.

Naser

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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
To Naser72: no, I don't think so. no-ip client application suggested by Nzarth really looks like what I'm looking for. Could be a little more complex than the ones suggested by you, but no-ip is a widely well known service
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waqaswasibCommented:
the above softwares r good but asking for free and a well secured software is like a dream . coz nothings free
bye
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NzarthCommented:
How about trying the software that I mentioned and then come back with a more informed opinion.
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
Yes, sorry. I didn't go to my office yesterday so I couldn't install it on my office PC. I'mg going to test it on monday. stay tuned.
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NzarthCommented:
LOL my comment was not aimed at you ;)
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
ohhh! well, then I share your opinion...
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
ok, no-ip does work. I can access the no-ip web page and get the ip address of my PCs. The only trouble is that I installed the client on two PCs (no-ip.com says that it can be done) but I get two identical IPs for them on the web page. Is there a way to access both of them?
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NzarthCommented:
Your question has now totally changed as you are talking about multiple machines rather than a single machine that you original question was implying.

What software are you using to connect to your PCs.
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
Sorry. If you think the question has changed I can open a new one. But my problem is that by using no-ip I can publish the IP address of the one only PC directly connected to the Internet. All other PCs seem to think they have this identical IP address. Is that true? To connect to my PCs I would like to use realVNC. It does perfectly work for the PC directly connected to the Internet.
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NzarthCommented:
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
I contacted No-ip to have more information about running their client on PCs other than the Internet Server. They didn't give me more clues than some vague indication about "port forwarding". Even your 2 steps are not compeltely clear to me as I'm supposed to select a device for incoming connection, and I really don't know what to select among 56k modem, infrared port and direct parallel (I don't use any of these devices; I would like to use my wire or wireless connections).
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NzarthCommented:
Read the instructions again as it clearly states do not select anything, just click next ;)
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
Please. do not finalize this question. I've been out of my office for a few weeks and I'll be back on June, 16th. So, please, postpone the decision until that date.
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WMIFCommented:
as my comment noted above, once the question has no comments in 21 days, it goes into the cleanup process.  if you would like for a question to remain open, you need to post comments that give updates to the experts on your situation.  these experts volunteer their time to help you.  it is rude to leave them hanging.
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
I know, I'm sorry. But cleaning this question up would leave it without a final answer given by my test.
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WMIFCommented:
that is correct.  95% of the time though, the askers do not return to their questions.  this is why we have the cleanup process.  like i said, if there are comments in the question that are newer than 21 days, it will remain open.
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
Sorry for being so late, but in the end I went back to my office and could try Nzarth's suggestion. I set up a VPN on the winXP PC to which I would like to connect. And I tried to set up a VPN client on my PC. But when I get to the "VPN server selection" step I cannot go further as the PC to which I would like to connect keep showing me the same IP address as the PC I use to share my office's Internet Connection to all other office PC. So, Even with this solution I'm unable to connect to the PC that is not directly connect to the Internet. Even NO-IP will publish the same IP address for both PCs. In the meantime, I found a different service (teamviewer.com). It does work great, but the free version will only work for very short 15 mins sessions. And you cannot restart too many sessions when they expire. It works for all PCs of my LAN (there is no IP problem as it uses a server to connect them). I guess I can award NZarth the points if there are no other suggestions. Even if I would like to really understand "no-ip" answer: "Within the same pages where you configured Internet Sharing to be setup, you will find an Advanced or Setup button that will take you to a port forwarding setup screen.  This will allow you to assign different ports to other shared systems."
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
No further suggestions. Ok, I will do with only one PC...
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s_federiciAuthor Commented:
I found a very good (and free) sofware to access your PC from elsewhere. It works and (wrt other similar softwares) it seems also much more efficient (don't know why; but it outperforms teamviewer). You can find it at http://www.logmein.com.
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