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    Dynamic DNS; no fixed IP?

    As seen on Webmonkey: running your own server without the need for a static IP address using dynamic DNS described in Dynamic DNS Basics.
    It's the first time I heard about it, so maybe I'm kicking in an open door here, but it looked interesting.
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    Yeah, I knew about that, however I would not recommend it.

    If a lot of people used that system and set their TTLs that low (mine are usually set to two days) then there would be a lot more work going on with the DNS, because the caching would not be as effective.

    Plus, you still need a static IP to bounce it off, which means that essentally you are better off using simple forwarding, which is easier to set up, has less inherent problems, etc. etc.

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