Setting-up DNS via Cable Modem with Static IP

David Botham DBotham at
Wed Oct 20 20:57:15 UTC 2004

bind-users-bounce at wrote on 10/20/2004 02:13:06 PM:
> Hi all,
> I've been told by many that this is possible, but I'm having trouble
> seeing how to put the pieces together to get this going.
> I have a broadband cablemodem where my IP changes periodically (about
> once every 4-5 months generally).  My broadband connection is rather
> rock solid, and AFAIK it hasn't gone down but maybe once or twice in
> the 2 years I've had it.
> Anyway, I want to use Bind to do my own DNS, but I'm not sure how to
> set it up.  I can go through a service like or another to
> get a domain name pointed to my home network, but from there I'm not
> sure what's next.
> Example, through a dynip-type service I can tie say to my
> home network.  But how do I tie like and
> to my home network for DNS?  Then if I want to do say

In practicality you don't.  If the IP address(s) of your name servers 
change on the order of 2 or three times a year you are not going to be 
able to keep your parent updated with those changes.  The IP address of 
your name servers should static.


> or to seperate IP's, I take it
> this is where Bind comes into play, but again--- not sure how this all
> ties in to one another.
> I've read through Bind how-to's plus Googled this quite a bit, but
> I've yet to find the exact scenario I'm running into.
> Has anyone done this before?  If so, I'd love a quick synopses or
> similar -- not really technical details, but maybe what services you
> used (if any) and basic steps you went through.
> Thanks in advance, and take care,
> Sam

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