dynamic Ip addresses

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    dynamic Ip addresses

    Hi,
    I'm creating a chat program and in the end I would like to host it. But because I'm on dial-up my IP address is always different. A solution people have suggested is to use no-ip. How do I use that?

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    no-ip is rlly easy. all info u need is on www.no-ip.com

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    OR www.dyndns.org

    If u need to know how to setup a server on your comp...
    http://www.dslwebserver.com/
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    So when a user wants to connect to my chat application they would use somename.no-ip.org instead of 123.456.789?

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    Yes, it's called DNS - DNS binds a name to an IP addr.

    Like...

    www.cprogramming.com is a DNS domain name, the IP is hidden(sort of) from ppl so the IP and computer/location can change but ppl will always be able to find it by typing in the URL.
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    A Dynamic Name Service is a fairly easy concept. Everytime you connect to the internet, your ip changes, as you know. What happens is this:

    When you sign on, the DNS client, in this case no-ip, will assign your username and the domain you chose to your new ip. So instead of connecting to

    ip.ip.ip.ip on say port 80, they would connect to

    user.no-ipDomanin.com on port 80.

    It gives a random set of numbers a constant set of letters. If it still doens't make sense, use it once or twice and it will.

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