Registering Your Gateway
Once you receive your block, you'll want to Register your gateway! If you click the above link we can get started.
- First, click on "Add a gateway". This will take you to the configuration menu. First field asks for a title, you
can enter in your Callsign, QTH, etc.
- Encap type can only be IPIP, just insure that it is.
- Gateway Hostname - this gets a bit tricky. Unless you know your IP is static (aka: never changes because most likely
you're paying for the lease of it from your ISP) this field is moot for you, however if your IP changes (even if its
just once a year) you're dynamic and you should sign up for a dynamic host resolver service such as No-IP.
They offer a tool you load after registering that broadcasts to them your dynamic IP and keeps it associated with the hostname you choose such as "ab1cd.no-ip.org". The portal will automatically resolve your Hostname prior to compiling the RIP
broadcasts so if your IP does indeed change, the portal will change it for you! No human intervention required.
- Gateway IP - If you ARE a static IP based gateway, ignore the above line and enter your IP. The portal won't change this.
- Update Password - only tick this on if you're changing your gateway's password within the portal. Note: This is NOT YOUR PASSWORD.
- Gateway Password - Set this if you wish to use the email robot to update your gateway information. If you're using the portal you may ignore this.
- Notes - Here you can be more specific as to what your gateway will run for services, it's location. etc.
When complete, click on "add". The screen will refresh and a NEW add to the bottom of the screen will appear. You'll see a "network" button. Click on that and you'll see a listing of subnets in numerical order. Look for your subnet, highlight it, and click on "add" below it. You're not routing internally for your subnet! To get external internet routing working, you'll need to insure you email your coordinator DNS hostnames for your gateway as a filter has been put in place to halt internet traffic through UCSD to points which do not contain valid DNS entries.