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#196614 6-Jun-2016 19:07
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Hi all,


I'm running a server at home and let say it has an internal IP address of The external (static) IP address is Let say if I host in that server.


At the moment every time I'm at home, I have to change my hosts file to point to the internal IP and every time I'm not home I need to remove that from the hosts file which is a pain.


I want to make this automatic and the only way I know how is to run a DNS server and set the router to use that DNS server. 


But I'm thinking if there is an easier way to do this? There is this thing called 'Static Routing' and I'm wondering if that's exactly what I need?




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Many thanks,


Asian Bro

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  #1566692 6-Jun-2016 19:09
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Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone XR, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


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  #1566693 6-Jun-2016 19:11
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So the only way with this Spark modem is to run my own internal DNS server then? frown


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  #1566701 6-Jun-2016 19:18
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The feature you want is called hairpin NAT. Most routers don't support it.




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  #1566708 6-Jun-2016 19:39
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Thanks all

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