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I'd like to test and do limited live demos serving dynamic pages using CDML. I'd like to know how to do this via a Cable ISP. Does anyone have experience with using their cable provider for limited testing for their web development?

I have @home hooked to a Cable/DSL router (Netgear 314) that connects to an Imac and a PC.

Thanks for any help.

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There are usually three potential problems with this: 1) You need a static IP. A lot of cable providers are now only supporting DHCP. 2) Cable modem systems often limit the upload speed to 128KB/sec, even though download speed may be up to 1.5 MB/sec. 3) Many cable modem systems prohibit hosting in their contracts.

Even if you have a static IP, you will need to open the needed ports using NAT on your router.

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Thanks, I believe that answers my questions. I knew about the speed limitations "uploading" but since I would be doing it for testing only, I didn't mind that.

My cable service uses dynamic IP's so I guess I'm not going to be able to do this.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can test sites "live" using the network I have now?

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Originally posted by Buzz:

I'd like to test and do limited live demos serving dynamic pages using CDML. I'd like to know how to do this via a Cable ISP. Does anyone have experience with using their cable provider for limited testing for their web development?

I have @home hooked to a Cable/DSL router (Netgear 314) that connects to an Imac and a PC.

Thanks for any help.

I have a set-up nearly identical to yours (substitute G4 for iMac and iBook for PC wink.gif" border="0 ) and have served databases via CDML -- for testing purposes only, of course -- without problems. I'm not a networking expert or anything, but as mentioned in another reply you may have to fiddle with your router's settings to allow access to the port on the serving computer.

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