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    Document for setup networking - Dynamic IP, DYNDNS domain

    Hi folks,

    ADSL broadband connection - Dynamic IP (changed on connection)
    via ADSL modem (no setup required) - CAT5 cable to PC and tel line to wall socket - domain on dynamic IP
    No workstation connected

    I'm configuring my newly setup Web/Apache2 server for test purpose and encountering problem on setup networking. Did not know how to proceed.

    Apache2 is running with default page displayed on browser
    Postfix is running. Sending email to myself/PC works.

    I have been searching Internet for relevant document to setup networking so that webpage on Apache2 can be visited. Emails can be sent to their destination. I found bundles of document and did not know which of them appropriate.

    I also found;
    (Quick HOWTO : The Linux Website Project)
    (Quick HOWTO : Ch19 : Dynamic DNS)
    (Quick HOWTO : Ch20 : The Apache Web Server)

    Please help. Which document will be appropriate for me to follow. TIA


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    Let me get this strait, you want your apache test page to be visible from the outside, when someone enters into their browser right ?
    I'm assuming you know how to maintain the IP info on dynDNS, so it will allways have your appropriate IP info as, else focus on the DDNS Client mentioned in Dynamic DNS

    Once you get that sortet, it's a matter of focusing on Named Virtual Hosting in the The Apache Web server howto.

    For a quick example, you can create a file in /etc/apache2/sites-available/ called which holds:
    <VirtualHost *>
        DocumentRoot /var/www/my-dyndns
        ErrorDocument 404 /my-error-page.html
        ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/
        CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ combined
        <Directory "/var/www/my-dyndns">
            Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
            AllowOverride None
            Order allow,deny
            Allow from all
    And then link to it from /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/ like so:
    > ln -sf /etc/apache2/sites-available/ /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/
    Then restart apache, to see if it will be visible by Given that you've created the /var/www/my-dyndns directory and has a valid index file there...

    As for postfix, you need to configure it, so it will accept mails for the domain, so for that focus on the Postfix Virtual domain hosting documentation, and perhaps the Postfix on hosts without a real Internet hostname portion, else good luck and hopefully it will work out.
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