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Topic: URL forwarding without giving up an IP address?

Post URL forwarding without giving up an IP address?
by aDynuUser on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Hello,

I'm a formal FreeDNS(.afraid.org) user and when looking at your URL forwarding service's options i notice that i am required to give an IP address.

I simply want to link a free DynU domain to an URL, so i'm wondering why it is needed to enter an IP address in the first place.

The URL forwarding service from FreeDNS don't ask for an IP (see attached image for an example).


Best regards,
Chris(tiaan)

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Post Re: URL forwarding without giving up an IP address?
by cobydecock on Thursday, October 31, 2019

aDynuUser wrote:Hello,

I'm a formal FreeDNS(.afraid.org) user and when looking at your URL forwarding service's options i notice that i am required to give an IP address.

I simply want to link a free DynU domain to an URL, so i'm wondering why it is needed to enter an IP address in the first place.

The URL forwarding service from FreeDNS don't ask for an IP (see attached image for an example).


Best regards,
Chris(tiaan)
I can't find an image attached to this post. I am able to just go into the Web Redirect area and put an URL for the alias which I want to redirect. Can you please specify the target and source here or re-attach the image to this post?

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Post Re: Re: URL forwarding without giving up an IP address?
by aDynuUser on Thursday, October 31, 2019

cobydecock wrote:

I can't find an image attached to this post. I am able to just go into the Web Redirect area and put an URL for the alias which I want to redirect. Can you please specify the target and source here or re-attach the image to this post?
Hi/Hello/Hallo Coby,

Hmm, i'll just link them below:

DynU: https://i.imgur.com/HSWybL8.png
FreeDNS: https://i.imgur.com/d8Wol62.png

I removed the "personal" info just in case.

Regards

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Post Re: URL forwarding without giving up an IP address?
by aDynuUser on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Also can't edit/update my post.

I can enter an URL in the Web Redirect without entering an IP, but one screen back there's always an IP address (the detected address of the logged in user).

The thing is, my IP often changes and the sole reason why i want to Web Redirect is to prevent users from typing a long url.

Since the forwarded URL is on a remote host/server, my IP address doesn't have anything to do with it. But still the DynU configuration screen tells me that its required to enter an IP address.

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Post Re: URL forwarding without giving up an IP address?
by aDynuUser on Thursday, October 31, 2019

I'll try to attach the image once again for people's convenience:

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Post Re: URL forwarding without giving up an IP address?
by aDynuUser on Thursday, October 31, 2019

And (if everything goes as planned), an attached image of the Web Redirect screen of the formal DDNS service i used (FreeDNS):

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Post Re: URL forwarding without giving up an IP address?
by anthonywebuser on Thursday, October 31, 2019

You can enter a random IP as it will get overwritten by the web redirect entry.

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Post Re: URL forwarding without giving up an IP address?
by aDynuUser on Friday, November 1, 2019

Ahh, i didn't know. Perhaps it would've been better if this was mentioned somewhere :)

Thanks for the quick heads up, anthonywebuser!


(ps: do free DynU users also have a 5 hosts limit?)


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