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    To Willy Duitt

    I am still waiting on your explanation of the Net question.
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    Yo....

    Personal shoutouts are frowned upon here in the forums. This forum is for posting javascript related questions to the community as a whole and this would have been more appropriate as a private message....

    Besides, I have no idea what you are talking about....
    What question?
    What NET?

    And please do not be offended but I am reporting this post...
    Hopefully a mod will remove it, but you can fell free to P/M me if you have a particular question that you think only I can answer....

    .....Willy

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    JavaScript relates to webdesign, right? Web servers, hosts, and the what not, relate to webdesign, correct? Well seems to me that its with in the same ball park.

    You posted in some thread something about not needing a domain name to have webpages on the net. I cant remember the post, or thread, but you said something about a host file, or something rather.

    You also said about a site myipservice, or something. Anyway, i would like more about not needing a domain name for a site. Push comes to shove, i will pm you.
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    As Willy said, you shouldn't really use the forum to send messages to individual people - that's what PM is for. And for anyone else who reads it, it's impossible to help because you haven't said what other thread it refers to.

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    I think to answer your question (and this is not a Javascript question, even if you feel it's in the same ballpark, there's actually a General Web Building forum where these types of questions are meant to be posted..), you need to understand the difference between Domain names and IP Addresses:
    http://www.all-nettools.com/library,tutorials,2,3

    Basically if you're connected to the Internet, you have an IP Address. It should be something like 216.123.10.169

    If you install a webserver on your computer and start it up so that it's running, if someone types in your IP Address, they'll get to your computer. Each webserver is different, but it has a directory that it points to as the root of your webspace. So if you put an index.html file there, that's the page people will see when visiting your IP Address.

    Now you can get a domain name (www.yourdomainname.com) from a domain name provider ($10-$20 per year) and have it point to your IP Address. It's basically an alias. There's a table somewhere on a computer called a DNS (domain name server) that basically maps a domain name to an IP Address (computers like numbers over words..).

    So it could be the equivalent of typing in 216.123.10.169 or www.yourdomainname.com, you'll end up at the same place (216.123.10.169). The only difference is that with the domain name, you have to go through a DNS first.

    Some other things you should take into account:
    -are you behind a router? if so, you'll need to forward port 80 to your computer on your network for outside access.
    -you'll need to know your outside IP address (ipconfig /all in windows, not sure how to do it in Linux)

    Does that answer your question? I wasn't sure what your question was...

    Sadiq.

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    So how safe would all of the above be? I mean, if i give the ip address of my machine, does that mean anyone can access any department of my machine?

    Secondly, is that a static IP address? Or is that different from lets say the IP address one gets when they log on to the internet, or a chat room? I never fully understood mIRC, but from my experience, people were always booted on, and off, a chat room.
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    I'm going to let this thread continue, simply because of the number of replies already added. However, as mentioned, in the future, please use the PM feature if you need to communicate with a specific member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritualStorms
    So how safe would all of the above be? I mean, if i give the ip address of my machine, does that mean anyone can access any department of my machine?
    Yes and No. Yes if you've got no firewall, bad passwords, have trojans and spyware leakage, and all kinds of open ports. No if you've sorted out all/most of the above. You should have a firewall up no matter what if your computer is directly connected to the Internet. If your computer is connected to the Internet through a router, ensure the firewall is enabled on it and you should be okay.

    If you're not sure, you can do some online scans here:
    http://scan.sygate.com/

    Secondly, is that a static IP address? Or is that different from lets say the IP address one gets when they log on to the internet, or a chat room? I never fully understood mIRC, but from my experience, people were always booted on, and off, a chat room.
    It depends on your Internet package from your ISP. Are you hooked up using ADSL or Cable (or dial-up)? If your package includes a static IP then you have to make sure that you're using it. If you're not sure, you probably don't have one, as you have to pay extra for it. Most ISPs hand out dynamic IPs, so your IP address changes every so often.

    I've never used this before, but I've heard good things about it:
    http://www.dyndns.org/services/dyndns/

    Here you can assign a domain to your dynamic IP. Supposedly, with the help of some client applications, they are able to track your IP and as it changes your domain is always up-to-date. (read the FAQ)

    Hope that helps,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritualStorms
    So how safe would all of the above be? I mean, if i give the ip address of my machine, does that mean anyone can access any department of my machine?

    Secondly, is that a static IP address? Or is that different from lets say the IP address one gets when they log on to the internet, or a chat room? I never fully understood mIRC, but from my experience, people were always booted on, and off, a chat room.
    How safe is it... Nothing is 100% safe... The internet is akin to the Wild Wild West without a sherrif... The best you can do is as Sad advised. Preferably using a harware firewall with a software firewall for additional protection.... I also use a Registry Monitor which runs in the background and notifies me of any changes to the registry and allows me to accept or deny these changes.... But the fact is, if someone remotely connects and gets root running under either local or system policy they can disable any or all of your security programs. Particularly if they are not password protected against changes....

    Additionally, do not expect to host a website from your PC.... I do not know of any ISP's which allows this.... Besides, before you go and give out your IP# advertising that you are running a PWS you better be well versed in protecting your PC or you will be Ownt in short order....

    I'm sure the majority of the members here that run Personal Web Servers run them strictly for developemental purposes and/or to share files with clients or friends... Not the entire world wide web....

    .....Willy

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    From sad:

    If you're not sure, you can do some online scans here:
    http://scan.sygate.com/
    UUuummm, isnt that sort of like inviting a lion into the living room? How reliable is the statement that they dont do anything with the information they gather once they scan a system?
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    From Willie Duitte:

    I also use a Registry Monitor which runs in the background and notifies me of any changes to the registry and allows me to accept or deny these changes....
    Do you have any name brand suggestions? I typed Registry Monitor in a search, and i got this list of hits:

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=sl...gistry+Monitor

    At any rate, from the list, i got this link:

    http://www.tucows.com/preview/220850.html

    Have you used the Borland version?

    http://homepages.borland.com/jkaster...istry_monitor/

    And i also saw this cute little site:

    http://www.winguides.com/registry/

    Seems like i am learning a lot lately.
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    Hi Amir:
    CF is not the place to publicly voice accusations against a member, with which we neither have the time nor ability to authentic/ investigate further. Due to this, your post will be deleted soon. Remember, CF is a coding forums, and unless you have a coding question, please take personal chatter off the boards and use personal means such as email to contact people.

    Closing thread.
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