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Thanks to a really useful feature, the webserver, eMule can be controlled remotely in quite all the settings using any pc connected to internet, from anywhere in the world.
This feature give us the chance, for example, to check the status of our eMule from an internet-point while on holidays, or from our office, or from school (watch the teacher ).
The only problem which you'll face is to know the actual IP address to connect to. It's really common that the IP address change on every reconnection, especially in Europe.
This implies that if we are on holidays and the connection drops, there are chances that the IP address changes, leaving us with the old IP address pointing to another computer or to no computer at all.
Thanks to several internet services, there are some free dns services, that allow to couple a name to your ip address. As an addition, thanks to a free subscription and to a small executable, as the IP address of your pc changes, the DNS get updated, so in the end the name given matches all the time your pc.
You can find one of the free dns at this address http://www.no-ip.com/.
You'll find this frame near the bottom left:
Click on Sign-up Now! and you'll get to this page:
You must fill the form with your email address and the click on SIGN UP NOW!: now you have to fill with your data the following page…again click on I Accept, create my account completing the registration. You should remember the mail and the password, because using that you can later config the control panel of the service, making our life easier.
Once you have clicked on SIGN UP NOW! you'll get to this page: click as on the following image to download the executable:
You should be redirected to the download page and the download should start in seconds… enjoy the small break to check your email and clicking on the link to complete the registration process.
Once you finish the download, start it and fill the forms with the settings that you can find on the next images. Confirm those changes clicking Next:
By now you should have the program installed and opened (if not, go to Start–>Programs–>No-IP–>No-IP DUC); you should then have the following window opened:
Clicking on the upper right on Edit, you'll get to the window where you can insert your email and password that you used for the registration before.
Instead of the “x”, you should have your external IP (the one you can forget happily from now on).
Click now on Options and check that Run on startup is checked, so the program starts with Windows (it gets 3 mb of RAM, and no processor resources at all, so don't worry); you can leave the rest with default values, and click Ok.
Now we ended setting the program, and we'll go on setting the name you want to give your computer.
Go to the site http://www.no-ip.com/, click on Login near the left top and insert email address and password; clicking on login you'll get on this page:
Click on Add now:
The confirm, if you'd chose as hostname scugnizzo2.no-ip.info, would appear like this:
Now you can click on Log out near the top right, close the browser and wait 5 minutes. The program you installed before will check if the IP address is changed and will update the settings accordingly and automatically.
To get it running, it will be enough to check the field near the hostname, and you will get the window like the one on the following images
The smiling face means that the service is correctly working, so from now on you should remember only to go on the internet, type the address you created on the top bar and you'll get redirected to your webserver automatically, from everywhere on the world.