Re: Phone to phone and/or Dynamic IP

Bill Woodland (wcw@bga.com)
Sat, 07 Feb 1998 16:00:24 -0600


Try the WEB ILS section of my web page. You log in and your IP address gets
posted to the database, and your friend(s) can search for you by your email
address, get your IP, and then connect to you.

Be sure to log off when you are done, so your friend(s) can tell that you are no
longer online.

Nitschke,Gene M wrote:

> I am new to the list so please no flames if this message has been
> answered many times in the past.
>
> Question 1:
> I have researched the method of overcoming the "Dynamic IP address"
> problem and believe the only answer is to log in on one line(to get
> dynamically assigned IP address) and then:
> a) phone other person (using second line) and tell them IP address so
> we can direct connect.
> b) Email or chat to the other person and tell them IP address.
> c) meet at a specified time on a reflector.
> d) See if ISP will give out (at a cost) a static IP address.
> Now the real question: Is this correct?? Are there any other (read
> cheaper or easier) solutions?
>
> Question 2:
> Is there any way to video conference (using CuSeeMe or other available
> software) directly from phone to phone over POTS without using the
> internet? I don't mind the long distance call if it includes the video.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Gene
> Gene_Nitschke@wb.xerox.com