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File Host with Dynamic IP?

Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:49 pm

I have a Dynamic IP address and I would like to use my Raspberry Pi as a file host? How would I go about doing this?
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Re: File Host with Dynamic IP?

Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:14 pm

Dynamic is not big problem. Just ask Google for "dynamic dns" and choose one of many services that give you your own hostname (usually in form, which can then be updated by client running on your RasPi to always point to your current address.

Your bigger concern is if the address is public (not 10.x.x.x, 172.16-31.x.x or 192.168.x.x), i.e. reachable from anywhere.

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Re: File Host with Dynamic IP?

Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:47 pm

After that , you decide for a Protocol (HTTP/FTP/SFTP)
and perhaps even a application and then open the necessary
ports on you router. I would use SFTP (SSH) on a non-standard
port. Don't forget security. Bots do not target anyone , they
take "innocents" and high-profile victims alike.

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