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"explain to my home broadband supplier that I want a dedicated IP address coming to my house so that people can ping a teapot" just not reference the teapot... they could think you're crazy! By the way: just tell them you want a static ip address. Please Note that in many countries, many ISP don't sell static IPs to consumer-class customers (but asking ...


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The word might just be "IPv6". It's entirely reasonable for a teapot to have an IPv6 address. The design of IPv6 allows you to have a whole subnet of IPv6 addresses for all devices in your home.


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Does it have to be an IP address? The reason I ask is that it would be much easier (and cheaper) to use a domain to access it. Doing this, you could maintain the same internet connection you have now at home, and use a service like dyn.com or noip.com to keep your domain (htcpcp.com maybe?) pointing to your home internet's dynamic IP. That way, when your ...


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Is there a reasonable way of having a the server on a shelf in my house that people can ping via an IP addrees? Yes. See below. I assume by "ping" you really mean "contact using a web-browser" in order to receive an HTTP response code 418. What are the words I use to google for the solution to this problem? "static ip-address" "port forwarding" ...


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If your ISP isn't using carrier grade nat, you probably already have a pingable, global IP address. Some ISPs block ports, sure, and your IP address may not be static - changing occationally when you disconnect/reconnect. You simply check if you can get a second IP address routed to you (though I have no idea how a consumer grade router would handle this - ...


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If you don't have too many machines you can edit hosts file on each one to point myquiz.com to 192.168.1.140, and skip setting up a DNS server which might be a painful experience and open you up to nasty hacker attacks. If your DNS gets hacked to point, say facebook.com to a hacker IP address you are going to run into serious problems. Imagine what happens ...


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What you're suggesting isn't trivial. There are a couple of approaches: Make your app running on the windows box listen for messages that tell it to restart. When it gets such a message, restart. There's several ways you can listen for such a message and you could choose the easiest one based on how you've built the app. E.g start listening on a known ...


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they are telling you to use the actual IP address for the host, not the loopback addresses assigned to the hostname (127.0.1.1) or localhost(127.0.0.1). if your boxes IP is 192.168.5.5 you would put that in the hosts file. if your network dynamically assigns IP addresses, use the DNS name for the box, so that it gets automatically resolved even if the ip ...


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The teapot's current IP address appears to be registered to RHUL. Assuming you're still in the UK, several domestic ISPs include a dedicated/fixed/static IP address as part of their home broadband packages (including in some cases IPv6) and would probably be genuinely delighted to service (serve?) your teapot. For example: GreenNet AAISP (aka Andrews ...


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Connect two machines together using a Crossover cable. Use whichever Linux flavour you are most familiar with (Ubuntu is probably a good choice, but I prefer Debian) You will set up a Samba/smb share on your server and configure various controls in /etc/samba/samba.conf my smb.conf I use: [media] path = /srv/store/1T public = yes writable = yes comment = ...


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I was going to ask what you planned on doing with this setup but I'm guessing this is a learning exercise utilizing excess hardware. You could look into options like FreeNAS, ClearOS, Zyental, or other specialized distros which normally provide some sort of GUI to set things up. This will get you started on the concepts and allow you to explore a variety of ...


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Try to install dnsmasq DNS server. It's easier to work with as compared to other DNS services.



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