Network Security & Web Filtering

Dynamic IP Support

When you sign up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP), the ISP can assign a static or a dynamic IP address to the internet connection.

Internet connections with a dynamic IP are assigned IP addresses that change over time. Rawstream Network Security supports internet connections with dynamic IPs through the use of updaters that update Rawstream with the IP address of the connection as it changes.

There are three options to update Rawstream as a network's public IP changes: 1. Rawstream Dynamic IP Client 2. Free53 - a free Dynamic DNS service 3. Third-party Dynamic DNS clients

You only need to install a single instance of the chosen client on a network, typically a virtual machine, or a WiFi access point if the third-party software is allowed. The client needs to be running 24x7.

Rawstream Dynamic IP client

The Dynamic IP client is a dynamic IP updater for Windows. It runs in the background as a Windows service.

The Dynamic IP client is easy to install and setup but requires that the Windows host it is installed on be running 24/7.

Free53 - Dynamic DNS service

Free53 is a Dynamic DNS service, free to Rawstream customers.

Free53 has clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, a python client, as well as the curl and wget command-line utilities.

The Free53 clients provides more options on where and how to setup the client software.

Third Party Dynamic DNS providers

There are a number of third-party Dynamic DNS providers such as no-ip. Some may require payment. The setup procedure is similar to Free53; enter the hostname registered with the third-party Dynamic DNS service in the hostame field.

Last updated Nov 13 2019
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