Excellent! Great work!(I had just quickly eye-balled for trouble.)
@travis_farmer, would you like your site to be at tjfserver.net instead of tjfserver.ddns.net? (Drop the "ddns".)If "yes" I have a suggestion that is very cheap ($12 per year including the domain name).
...my ISP actually stated that i would have to get a commercial DSL account if i had a full domain name...
What I have in mind is, quite literally, a replacement for ddns.net. You would be replacing them with a different Dynamic DNS service; one that includes Dynamic DNS (and privacy) with the cost of the domain name.
Is that part of the agreement?(That sort of bullshit is why Net Neutrality is actually important. As long as you don't exceed the agreed-upon data-rate it should be (mostly) none of their business what goes over the wire.)
Register the domain name...https://domains.google.comFollow the instructions...https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6147083?hl=enConfigure your router to forward port 80 (and 443) (which you've already done).Enjoy. The whole process took me less than four minutes!If you are using Linux, ddclient (latest version) is dead simple to configure. (I don't know if ddclient is available for Windows.)If you use ddclient, the router only has to perform port forwarding; the router is not used to maintain the IP address.
how does ddclient know what my outside IP is without the router?~Travis