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Do you have to have a static IP address to use pcAnywhere?

In order to use pcAnywhere, you have to have a static IP address -- is this correct?

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Either one end of the connection, the system you are "calling" or connecting to needs a static IP address or both ends can be dynamic, but you'll need to know the IP address to initiate the connection. If you don't know the IP address of the other end, you can establish a link between the two systems. If the IP address is static then it could have a domain name registered in DNS so you could just use the domain name to get to it. But if the IP address changes, then it will not have a DNS registered domain name since it can take up to 72 hours for DNS to fully update - that makes non-static IP addressed systems difficult to manage on the Internet via DNS.

This was first published in August 2002

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