Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 8 of 8
I'm interested in running a small mailserver and a ssh server on my home computer just for fun, the problem is that I don't have a static ip. I have ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    /home/south_america/ecuador/quito
    Posts
    2,064

    Home mail/ssh server


    I'm interested in running a small mailserver and a ssh server on my home computer just for fun, the problem is that I don't have a static ip. I have heard about some services like dyndns.com or no-ip.com which may help. Can somebody explain me how to get things working? is possible?

    I already now how to configure postfix or sendmail and openssh
    Put your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
    Linux User #425940

    Don't PM me with questions, instead post in the forums

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    1,366
    Juan Pablo,

    I have the same setup running at home without using anything special like dyndns. If you have a domain name just point it to your dynamic ip address, the one returned from www.whatismyip.com. Then whenever your ip changes, just update your registrar page. If you setup your mx records correctly and your mailservers there is not anything to worry about, plus dynamic ips don't really change that often.

  3. #3
    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    /home/south_america/ecuador/quito
    Posts
    2,064
    No luck for me, I'm behind a proxy and have got most ports (even bittorrent) closed during the day.
    Put your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
    Linux User #425940

    Don't PM me with questions, instead post in the forums

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    1,366
    if you are behind a proxy i'm not sure if dyndns or no-ip solutions will work as the ports are blocked.

    can you try using different ports, ones with really high numbers that are generally unused? they might be unblocked, else you could just ask your isp to unblock the ports for you

  6. #5
    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    /home/south_america/ecuador/quito
    Posts
    2,064
    I have asked, my ISP just sucks. The people who are supposed to give technical support don't even know what is a port. I'm stuck until I change my ISP ... Hopefully soon!
    Put your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
    Linux User #425940

    Don't PM me with questions, instead post in the forums

  7. #6
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    27
    juan what typr of mail server are you using coz i also want to setup one at home..currently iwas trying to setup qmail but i am getting some problems on the way and i am also a learner in linux. please help.

  8. #7
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    1,366
    That really sucks man, but I hear your pain. Used to live in a really rural area that only had one isp option...

    Less than thrilling, and no help at all.

  9. #8
    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    /home/south_america/ecuador/quito
    Posts
    2,064
    Changed ISP ...
    Just installed Apache, OpenSSH, Postfix, MySQL, Mediawiki, phpBB, Joomla and a lot of other fun stuff
    Put your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
    Linux User #425940

    Don't PM me with questions, instead post in the forums

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •