Knowledgebase: Pull Method Checklist
How to Setup a Dynamic DNS
Posted by - NA - on 21 April 2005 05:55 PM
A static address is required to use the Pull broadcasting method of Windows Media Encoder or Real Producer. If the encoding computer has a dynamic IP address (most DSL and Cable Internet connections are dynamic), there are free services available that simulate a static address. No-IP.com is a dynamic DNS service provider that points a domain name (such as yourname.no-ip.info) to your IP address, even when your IP changes.

To use No-IP.com’s free service, visit their website (www.no-ip.com)

  1. In their top banner, click “Sign Up Free!”
  2. Fill out the requested information, then click “Sign-up Now!”
  3. Once you have signed in, download the update client application for your encoding computer. This little program will communicate with No-IP’s DNS computers whenever your dynamic IP changes.
  4. Install and run this program on your encoding computer.
Add a host
 
Now you will need to add a host to your No-IP.com account.

  1. Log in at No-IP.com.
  2. On the left under “Hosts / Redirects”, select “Add”.
  3. In the center of the page under “Hostname Information”, fill out the appropriate information.
  4. For “Hostname” enter a unique name relevant to your stream (i.e. myradio128k).
  5. All other settings within “Hostname Information” are best left at their default values.
  6. Click “Create Host”.
Update DNS
 
  1. Open the update client program installed on your encoding computer.
  2. Place a check in the box next to the host name you want to associate with that computer.
You now have a static address. If you are setting up a Windows Media Encoder or Real Producer pull stream, you’ll also need to configure port forwarding on your network. For more information on port forwarding, visit our knowledgebase article titled: “How to Configure Port Forwarding.” If you have already configured port forwarding, proceed to “How to setup Windows Media Pull” or “How to setup Real Producer Pull.”
 
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