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Resolving a Static Hostname to a Dynamic IP Address Using DynDNS Free

Resolving a Static Hostname to a Dynamic IP Address Using DynDNS Free

There are occasions when we want to make a computer on a home/local area network (LAN) accessible externally on the Internet. For example, remotely connecting to a networked computer using SSH or remotely accessing a web site residing on a networked computer.

Before seeing how to overcome any potential challenges this creates, let’s take a look at a typical home network and how it communicates with the outside world.

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Google Public DNS: Faster Internet Access?

Google Public DNS: Faster Internet Access?

According to Google their recent release of Google Public DNS aims to speed-up your browser’s interaction with DNS servers thereby making the Internet appear faster.

Google states that “…Google Public DNS takes some new approaches that we believe offer more valid results, increased security, and, in most cases, better performance.”

How do Google’s claims of better performance stand-up when compared with other offerings?

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