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John Watson The Pragmatic Enthusiast March 2006 Entries
Dynamic DNS
As I previously mentioned, I've got fiber running into our home now. One of the issues I discovered was that, unlike Comcast, the IP address changes frequently and the DNS name is built dynamically from the IP address. If you have a need to get to your machine then a "dynamic DNS" service is one way to go. There are several out there which offer free services - I choose DynDNS. Here's a few things I discovered... After signing up for an account, you can create a dynamic DNS using one of their 25+ ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:35 AM

FTTP, baby! (Verizon FIOS)
We're finally on fiber at my house, na-na! Dan Bricklin has a long article with lots of photos on his blog so here's some random points I've discovered since the install. Earlier in the week the fiber line was brought down from the pole to the outside of the building in preparation.The install really does take 4+ hours.The final connection into the "ONT" was made from the feed left earlier using a portable splicer that melts/fuses the glass fibers togetherThe glass really is about the size of a human ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:09 AM

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