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Hi there,

Problem:

I have this friend who has a game server that are connected at the internet and he has static IP. And his problem is his IP kept changing when his server restarted.

Question:

Is there a way to make his internet IP stays what he want everytime he restarts his server? Im not a network pro thats why i need help from you guys.

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Question by:dezmay
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by:skaap2k
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You need to speak to the ISP to get his static IP address setup, he currently has a dynamic address which changes.


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Don't get you hopes up. Most residential ISPs have clauses in their acceptable use policy that forbid "servers" from being run on clients. If there are no servers, there is no need for a static IP. If the ISP actually has a static option it's going to cost more per month.

The easiest way to do this would be to setup one of the free dynamic dns solutions available. The only one that comes to mind is http://www.no-ip.com. That will allow you to map a hostname (whateveryouwant.no-ip.com) to your dynamic IP address. When the IP changes the service gets updated so the name gets updated too. Then you just need to refer to the hostname to reach your friends game server instead of the IP.
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by:megs28
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What's the IP address that he's getting....?
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by:WGhen
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You say he has a static IP and then you say that he keeps getting a different one after a reboot.
By any chance, are you saying he has obtained a static IP from the ISP, enters it into his server but loses it after a reboot?
UNIX boxes will do this unless the configuration is "saved".
Just me throwing that out there.

WGhen
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by:pakitloss
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The best way to do this is to have a router out front....... get an IP address and set it statically. Most ISP's these days don't hand that IP back out until the Lease expires. As long as you are not down for any length of time this may work. I had the same Adelphia address for over a year. If it is a Redhat box then set it in the /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/[interface]
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by:dezmay
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thanks for the answer guys... more power
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