Re: [NTLK] speed check software "pixsolutions"

From: Ed Kummel (
Date: Mon Dec 06 2004 - 22:08:11 PST

I don't believe that this will work with the Newton. I
don't know how dyndns works, but I think that an app
needs to be loaded on the server...Laurent knows this
for sure because he uses it.
In order to serve individualy from two seperate IPs,
you will need to update the DNS to point the the
respective IP whenever you switch...and with some DNS
servers taking up to 72 hours to propagate and some
caching servers holding DNS information for as long as
9 days (sometimes even longer) it would be pointless
to do this. My suggestion is that you have ANOTHER
server on each of the IPs. Turn off hosting when you
are at that site and redirect from the other IP to the
primary site...then just switch when you move. It will
be a pain, but it should work. Youll need three
servers for this to work...two desktop servers and
your NPDS.
web/gadget guru (download Newton packages)

--- paul oberman <> wrote:

> Ok, this is the idea:
> I have, what is effectively a static ip, at two
> locations. I want to set
> the Newton up to serve from either of these two
> locations. As I am usually
> at one or the other.
> It will be connected to a wireless routers.
> When I pick out my domain name, how do I point it at
> these separate ip's?
> Someone suggested using this:
> I don't quite know how this works and hope that
> someone can explain.
> Regarding the form, that I want to collect, it is
> basically a survey, which
> I want to post the results of on an ongoing basis.
> Thanks,
> paul
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf
> Of Grant Hutchinson
> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 7:38 PM
> To: NewtonTalk
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] speed check software
> "pixsolutions"
> In a previous message, paul oberman typed
> vigorously:
> >i intend to set up a newton server and i have some
> questions about
> >serving from two different ip addresses. is it
> possible? can you
> >point a DNS to two separate ip addresses?
> What exactly are you trying to do? Assign two
> separate IP addresses to
> the Newton? This can't really be done, unless you're
> thinking of an
> external public IP address and another IP that is
> only accessible from an
> internal subnet. I guess I'm just not clear as to
> what you are trying to
> accomplish.
> >second, what are the limitations of NPDS? what kind
> of forms can
> >i create? can i have a list with boxes to check and
> then save the
> >results as a file?
> You can serve any type of valid HTML, including
> complex forms. However,
> the Newton cannot capture or process that form data.
> You would need to
> point the form action at a CGI or other form
> processor hosted on another
> site. The built-in form-based functions included in
> the NPDS packages are
> simply for supporting its own utilities and plug-ins
> - posted notes;
> searching names; the webpager interface; etc.

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