Raspberry PI and Dynamic IP


#1

I am trying to build an Owncloud server with a Raspberry PI but Comcast only issues Dynamic IP's... Is there a work around for this issue?

Thanks,

Kody


#2

Is there a work around for this issue?

Which issue?


#3

Yes, a provider with fixed IPs. Or you can use a dyn-dns-provider like no-ip.com (there are others which a free of charge).


#4

It may depend on your OS, but there are many dynamic DNS clients available such as DDClient which can work with multiple providers.


#5

Check out duckdns.org

It's free and they have a large number of clients that work perfectly.


#6

Most ISP's will allow you to lease a static IP for a few dollars per month extra.

I also have Comcast residential service, and while yes it's a dynamic IP, I've found that I keep the same IP for as long as my cable modem is powered on. I've had the same IP address now for many months. If/when it ever changes, I'll simply update my DNS record.


#7

I used this guide on my RPi install:

http://www.htpcguides.com/nag-free-dynamic-dns-raspberry-pi/

Works great for me, doesn't need a client only a cron job to update, so saves having something else running as well.