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PC Anywhere with Dyndns

Created: 29 Mar 2011 | 3 comments

I have been searching for an answer for this long and hard on the internet and nothing is coming up.

Setup: I have a linksys 54g firmware 3.x setup on my DDNS (dyndns) account. This is the only router in the string from the source of the internet to the computer. The ports for PCA and RDP are setup on this router to forward to "computer 1". the "computer 1" has all open ports through the firewall and setup. I am using PCA 11.0 on the "computer 1" and the client computer connecting to it is also PCA 11.0.

Currently working: I can RDP and PCA to this machine just fine using the WAN IP. This tells me I setup the ports right on both the router and the computer side.I can RDP through my Dyndns account and allows me to connect and log on. Meaning my Dyndns settings on my linksys are working.

Problem: I cannot PCA through my Dydns account. Just fails to connect, no fancy error message except "could not find specific host"

Possibilities: could it be a firmware issue on my linksys? could it be that PCA 11.0 doesn't do Dyndns? Do I have to type in my Dydns name a certain way? (right now I just type it in like so: XXXXXX.dyndns-work.com)

other info: On my Dyndns account I can select what this connection will be used for... I have selected all for troubleshooting purposes.

Thanks for the help,

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ICHCB's picture

how many characters is your total dyndns name when it is FQDN?  In early versions of pcA there were problems with connecting to hosts that are 24 characters or longer.  The period and dash count as characters so   .dyndns-work.com is 16 characters leaving room for 7 more for your actual name chosen.  

I have used one of these services for a while with out issue using 12.5 but my FQDN is really short because I am lazy and don't like to type a longer name.   :) it was before I was aware of the 24 character limit.  See if this is what you are running into.  The remote could be upgraded to over come this limitation 12.5 sp1 or 2 fixed this limitation I think.   Or shorten your name if it is the 24 character issue.

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Foremore's picture

Yep that did it. Just changed my extension to dyndns.org instead of the dyndns-work.com

Thanks a ton!

ICHCB's picture

Glad to hear back that took care of it.    In 12.5 it was fixed or lifted the 24 character limit but not every where.  

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