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Re: Dynamic IP Address & Mapping to Other Hard Drives
On Thu, 30 Jul 1998 21:35:28 +0200, email@example.com (Holger Zimmermann)
> Welcome in the pi3-users group.
Why, thank you :-)
> > the 1.0.3 version of PI3 Web Server on my 200Mhz Dell (running Win95 OSR2)
> > yesterday and it has been running flawlessly ever since. Nice software!
> > I have a Netcom dialup connection, so my IP address changes dynamically.
> > PI3
> > doesn't seem to be able to recognize this and I have to go in and manually
> > change the Hostname whenever I re-connect. Is there an automated solution
> > for this?
> Configure Pi3Web 'Remotly using an IP Address' with the admin GUI and the
> is done by the system and the server. I use dynamic IP too and 5 minutes ago
> personal server was hit from the internet with this configuration. (Extra
> tested it again with a friend and it works).
Well, that's the way I have it configured and it doesn't seem to work (?) Oh,
well, I'll keep fiddling with it and let you know.
> But another question is unsolved
> with this: How can other people find your server when they don't know your
> actual IP address? Recently we had a discussion about this here in the
> mailing list and this were the results:
> - use services who redirect external calls to your dynamic IP i.e.
> http://www.ml.org/ml/ or http://www.dynip.com/ ...
> - publish it on your homepage on the ISP's web server if you have one with
> automatic tools.
> The 1st way is elegant but sometimes slowly 'cause using DNS. The 2nd isn't
> so elegant but users can see if you're on-/offline at once. But you need a
> own website for it.
> I use the 2nd way since I like to be independent and I'm only online for some
> hours a week. I really don't like to occupy a (real or virtual) domain and
> then no server is listening on it mostly.
> You see you've to separate 2 things:
> - Make the server listening on your dynamic IP (nothing special to do for it)
> - Let other people know your dynamic IP (You live in a house where address is
> changing each time you open the door. Poor postman! ;-)
Yes, I've already addressed the problem with a nice li'l proggie called
"LetTheWorldKnow" It can automatically detect a change in you IP address and
FTP's some HTML-on-the-fly with the new address to another web server. It works
pretty neat, actually.
> > Also, I can't figure out how to make content available from other hard
> > drives.
> Stay in the admin GUI and look at the page 'Mappings'. Here you can configure
> URL paths and their relation to existing physical paths. If you have (i.e.) a
> directory E:\MyStuff\ and it should be published as
> then add the following mapping:
> type: Document
> from: /mystuff/
> to: E:\MyStuff\
> Then press the 'Add' button and restart the server. Pay attention to the
> setting of slashes and backslashes in both virtual and physical paths.
> > Do I HAVE to put everything under the WebRoot, or am I missing something
> > here?
> The answer is the above description. But be carefully and don't publish
> stuff. The Webroot is a good place where you can keep survey.
> I use Pi3Web in the Intranet of our company and I even published documents on
> different network drives as UNC-paths (i.e. \\server\volume\dir\) and the
> drive of our NT box with it.
ahh... I was trying to give access to the entire drive (i.e. D:\ ). I guess I'll
have to put all the sirectories under one big dir. Well, that'll give me
something to do tomorrow.
Thanks for the numerous responses. I did look in the archives. Presumably, it's
been discussed under a different thread. Sorry I didn't look further.
One more question: is there an echo in here? I get two copies of every message
:-) oh well...