Dial up and cable modem
bwmalcolm "at" bwm-home.com
Sun Jul 14 06:23:05 2002
The problem is that both ends of the connection will (probably) have a new
IP addressed each time he connects to the ISP. My cable modem IP
changes a couple times a month. A dial up would change every time he
connects. VNC client needs to know the IP of the VNC server to make a
Two possible solutions: 1) Use a utility to periodically determine the server
IP and then e-mail it to the client computer if it has changed.
2) Another is registering a domain name for the server and sign up with one
of the dynamic IP updating services. (There are a number of dynamic IP
services, I happen to use www.changeip.com).
If the IP changes, the dyn IP service sends out an update to the DNS
servers. It takes twenty minutes to an hour or so to update the DNS host
lists. Once the DNS list has been updated, one can do a domain name
resolution to determine the actual IP.
Not much of an improvement over the e-mail method, but it has the
advantage of letting him set up web services (FTP, WWW, etc) even
though he does not have a static IP.
And perhaps VNC will allow us the option of using of domain names
someday in the future.
On 13 Jul 2002 at 22:24, Phil Rine wrote:
> I have a customer who wants to connect to his office computer from
> home. He uses a cable modem at home and a dial up modem at his office.
> Will VNC work in this situation and if so how do I configure it.
> Thanks Phil _______________________________________________ VNC-List
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