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Old 07-20-2007, 04:57 AM   #1
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If I want to point my domain name to my Laptop, what would I need to Do?

Any suggestions are most welcome.

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Old 07-21-2007, 06:58 AM   #2
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Is your laptop just a standard XP, or does it have a server OS? You need to have a DNS server set up on it, you can get a free re-direct, but not a proper domain, not worth the hassle for IIS.
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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First of all you need to be running your chosen webserver on your laptop whether or not its Linux Windows or anythign else. Then like joxley1990 said you need a DNS server running as well.

If your not using Linux I strongly recommend it if you're trying to run a webserver from home. IIS is easier to use but lacks the serious configuration options that Linux has but if youre looking for a quick solution then IIS is probably for you and the new version in Vista is much better than the old ones.
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:51 AM   #4
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Thanks joxley1990 and rot13,

surely I'll take up those options.

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First of all you need to be running your chosen webserver on your laptop whether or not its Linux Windows or anythign else. Then like joxley1990 said you need a DNS server running as well.

If your not using Linux I strongly recommend it if you're trying to run a webserver from home. IIS is easier to use but lacks the serious configuration options that Linux has but if youre looking for a quick solution then IIS is probably for you and the new version in Vista is much better than the old ones.
Unless you know about *server security* it's just a matter of time before you're webserver and your notebook gets owned. Reason I say that, people know you're running a webserver from your personal box yes you will be more vulnerable to attack.

If you know nothing about "server security," I wouldnt recommend doing this, espically on my *personal* notebook thats for sure.

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You could get you'r domain from http://dyndns.org/ - you dont need a DNS server, as they provide them..?
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:15 AM   #7
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I used to use http://www.dot.tk/en/index.html totally free. Very good for being free.
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