In order to give people an easier way to get to the web server I set up was time to give it a hostname. For that you need a DNS service. I’ve had an account with no-ip since the last time I ran my own server in 2003. This blog started on an iMac in my apartment. That lasted for a few months until I moved the site to a hosting company because just didn’t have time to tinker with it.
Anyway I dug up my username and reset the password and logged back in. As luck would have it no-ip has a detailed tutorial with screen shots on how to set up the service with a DD-WRT router. I followed that and had a name for the server, librarymonk.zapto.org in about 5 minutes. Can’t get much simpler than that.