NO IP DUC

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Escalader, Oct 27, 2006.

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  1. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

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    Encountered this software on a family PC recently. The description follows:

    2 questions:

    1) Does anybody see serious security risks with this? A service that constantly has access to your home PC's IP address strikes me as a huge risk to achieve what?

    2) It there any plus or minus experience with this tool/vendor?



    Here is what it states it does:
    No-IP DUC 2.1.3
    Description

    No-IPFree includes our dynamic DNS service. Access your home/work computer(s) using an easy to remember name instead of long hard to remember (sometimes changing) IP address. Our dynamic DNS service associates a static hostname with your static or dynamic IP address. If you have a dynamic IP address we also offer a free update client that keeps track of your changing IP address. When your IP address changes it notifies our DNS server of the change, keeping your static hostname linked up to your dynamically assigned IP address!

    Author Vitalwerks LLC
    License Freeware
    Size 622kb
    Updated 07-04-02
    Price na
    Support No-IP DUC 2.1.3 Support
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I see no reason whatsoever to use it.
    Mrk
     
  3. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    I think the main use for the Dynamic DNS are for people who want to host a website from their own computer. But because your ISP may change your IP address arbitrarily (even on broadband), you need a special type of DNS so your website will always be found (DNS resolved) regardless of the IP address it is currently on (the dynamic part).

    Needless to say, running a webserver on a home Windows computer is not a smart idea. Especially when you can get hosted for so cheap nowadays.
     
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  4. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    This service is as risky as having static IP...
     
  5. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

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    Thanks guys, you have confirmed what I thought. I'll try and persuade my in law to abandond this plan. He Like to live on the edge.

    We can close this thread now from my point of view.
     
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