Congrats Dante! i personally knew the adviser… and Mr.Cueto.. batchmate ko sa La Salle Academy Batch 1999 đŸ™‚ i’m proud of you guys!

Their Challenge/Project website :

dynDNSter ( is an undergraduate Computer Science Thesis Project @ the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology – School of Computer Studies and is now on its beta testing phase. It has the following key features:

* Registration of up to 5 hostnames per user.
* Provides mapping for a static or dynamic IP(v4/v6) addresses to a hostname.
* Wildcard support of your registered hostnames.
* Backup MX support.
* URL redirection to a desired park site (cloaked) when client host goes offline.
* Works even with private IP addresses (LAN only).
* Client update programs are available [Win32 and *NIX platforms] for hosts with dynamic IP(v4/v6) addresses.
* And, it is powered by djbDNS.

We won in the 2004 IBM Linux Scholars Challenge!

For bug reports, please email them to [email protected]. Thanks to Ms. Aloha May L. Hufana for the dynDNSter logo. Click here for the dynDNSter thesis project abstract.

Two computer science students of MSU-IIT are among the top 20 Grand Prize winners of the 2004 IBM Linux Scholars Challenge. Jan Stevens B. Ancajas and Jose Gavine B. Cueto IV, both computer science students of the School of Computer Studies were the only contestants representing the Philippines in the event. This is the first time that an entry from the Philippines won in this prestigious Linux competition.

The MSU-IIT family extends their warmest congrats to Jan and Pe, and their thesis adviser, Mr. Dante D. Dinawanao who served as their coach!

Here is the complete list of the Top 20 Grand Prize Winners of the 2004 IBM Linux Scholars Challenge worldwide competition:

Mr. Cueto’s name was not included in the list because the contest’s online registration form only allows one participant to be registered per entry, but nonetheless he was part of the two-man team. In addition, the institution with the highest overall average of student participants was Anna University in the city of Madras, India, and will be awarded a 16-node Linux cluster. The Summer 2005 IBM Linux Technology Center Internships will soon be listed in MSUIIT website.