To take full advantage of these Tri-Net features the server should be permanently connected to the Internet. The server supports the following permanent communication connections:
In addition, your communications provider, either a telephone or
cable company, or an Internet Service Provider, must provide an IP
address for the Tri-Net server. A static IP address is preferable.
In some cases, IP addresses may come from a DHCP server. Because
the IP address in this case may be subject to change, some
limitations on the capabilities of the Tri-Lan server may be
encountered. For the Tri-Net server to function as an e-mail or
web server, DNS services
must be provided for the IP address. These services can be
provided by Tri-Lan or any communications service provider.