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Automatically updating the IP address in IIS

I installed and started IIS in my home network. I can access index.html on this server from other PCs. The problem is my home network accesses the Internet via TDSL. That means I get a new IP address every 24 hours. IIS Server doesn't identify the new IP and the old IP is invalid. Is there a way to have IIS automatically update the IP?

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You don't need to reconfigure IIS necessarily. Instead, I recommend using a dynamic DNS service to create a DNS address (such as www.myserver.com) that is constantly updated with your current IP address. Some services charge, some are free. All will require you to install a small client on your IIS server that detects when your IP address has changed and updates your DNS record. Here's a good place to start: http://www.technopagan.org/dynamic/

This was first published in June 2004

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