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Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:49 am
by theoscy

I apologize for the off topicness yet again.

I have an Ubuntu server running owncloud and I have set up remote access by forwarding port 8080 to it. I dont have a external static Ip its dynamic and changes about every week or every time the router is reset. However I can find my ip by visiting and then log into my server remotely doing myip/owncloud. My question is this, will my ISP plusnet notice im doing this and if they do am I not supposed to do it?

Many thanks


Re: Owncloud

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:48 pm
by elatllat
Yes that is permitted.
you can even give your dynamic IP a domain name. ... 28&t=75037

Re: Owncloud

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:55 pm
by dan3008
personally, I use, adn they even provide a cron job, that your computer can do to keep your ip up to date :)

Re: Owncloud

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:14 pm
by gkreidl
Any computer connected to the internet can be client and server. It's so designed, I consider blocking it - as some providers do - a criminal act.

Re: Owncloud

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:04 pm
by theoscy
Thanks for that guys, really helpful!

I now have used to get a domain name, I have attempted to install a sync client on the server by following this to the letter apart from using nano not gedit. -

However when I run - ps -A | grep inadyn - I get "Dayamon failed to start."

Any suggestions or alternatives?


Re: Owncloud

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:46 am
by elatllat
Re-read the 2nd post.