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Date:      Tue, 1 Oct 1996 17:25:38 -0500 (CDT)
From:      SysAdmin <flaq@synwork.com>
To:        Nick Liu <nickliu@value.net>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Next thing: Web Site
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961001172319.21228A-100000@synwork.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSI.3.95.961001135354.15527A-100000@value.net>

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On Tue, 1 Oct 1996, Nick Liu wrote:

> Now that I have subscribed to an ISP that assignes dynamic IP
> addresses, I want to set up my Apache and run it.

You really need a static IP to do this.  Otherwise, people will have to
know what IP you are on when they want to look at your server.

> 
> My puzzle is:  do I need to talk to ISP about routing traffic to my
> machine?  I know I need to configure my machine accordingly but there must
> be something missing...  

Again, a static IP would solve this problem.

> 
> I still cannot ping my address from outside world.  It feels to me like my
> address is not recognized or something.

You should be able to ping your machine from the outside world by pinging
your IP, not your machine name.  In order to ping your machine name, you
would need a static IP and it would have to be setup in your ISP's DNS.

Mike

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