On 4/11/2020 1:43 AM, Michael wrote:
> On 4/10/20 2:46 PM, Dave Harrison wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I was attempting to post a question to your board.  I'm not clear if I
>> was successful in logging in or not.  However, I will post the
>> question to this email.  Hopefully this will be a reasonable format
>> for asking the question.
>> The question:
>> I have configured a Raspberry Pi 4 with a LAMP stack and a Wordpress
>> website.  Unfortunately after the site was successfully published, I
>> realized that I was unable to access the website from the public
>> side.  I was able to view the website from within my local network.
>> I set up Port Forwarding successfully and established a static IP
>> address for Raspberry Pi.  I am asking this question to determine if
>> the dnsmasq application may help me solve this problem.  I realize
>> there are a number of "tunneling" solutions, however I am looking for
>> a solution that will allow visitors to type in the public WWW url
>> address and view the website.  It is important that public visitors
>> can access the website from the "normal" URL address.
> DNSmasq is primarily for providing DNS responses for hosts on your local
> network.   The DNS responses could be to help hosts on your network find
> your LAMP stack or resolving DNS for things on the internet.  Without
> it, hosts on your local network likely can only find things on the
> internet, but can't find things locally by name.
> You are looking to have hosts out on the internet find a host that is on
> your network which is basically the reverse problem. There are two ways
> you might approach this problem.
> 1) Register a domain with a registrar and have them host DNS records for
> you.   This is probably more complication than you want to take on today.
> 2) Sign up with a dynamic DNS company and use a client on your local
> network or your router to regularly update the DNS record at the DDNS
> provider.    Then your LAMP stack could be found by others by doing to
> <LAMPSTACK>@DDNS.com or something like that.   Google DDNS provider and
> you can find a bunch of companies that provide this service and many are
> free.   You might even see if your router directly supports one of these
> providers making the integration and automatic updates easy.

You might also want to use split-DNS.

John Doe

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