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DynDNS updater on SBS 2003 R2 v router IP updating

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Hi all

I've got a SBS 2003 R2 server behind a Netgear firewall and a DG834G modem/router (my ISP doesn't use PPOE so I cannot use the firewall's modem). My IP is dynamic.

As I'm thinking of setting up remote access to my server, I thought I may make use of the DynDNS service for dynamic IP's. I'm a liitle confused whether to use the DynDNS updating facility built in to the router, or to install the DynDNS Updater software on the server itself?

The DynDNS site states that the software route is preferable and the router itself puts you off, by stating that the username/password may not be held securely on the router and it may "cause problems" whatever that means! What do you think is best?

I've checked the DynDNS site as well as EE and there seems to be conflicting opinions in the searches, so I thought I'd ask you folks directly.
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I have used both and would recommend the software, but only for two small reasons.  If you want to do it through the router, it is no big deal.

1.  The software does a better job of not bombarding the dyndns servers with updates that aren't occurring, whereas some routers will send updates even if the IP hasn't changed.
2.  The software gives you a better indication of a problem (like with the password being changed or communication issues) than the router does.  

Again, either way would work fine, I just prefer the software for those small reasons.
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Many thanks for your advice.
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