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If you would like to set up Dynamic DNS for (without www), check its configuration: If you need to dynamically update a subdomain, substitute the host only:use=web, server=dynamicdns.login=yourdomain.compassword=a9438540ba8a449fb0ed09c3737b9e32www Only login, password and yourhost parameters should be changed for a domain.For the last few years I have been using ddclient and the free dynamic dns service from Dyn to facilitate remote access to my home Linux machine.With the free service, you have to use one of their domain names.Check the configuration pages to find how to do this.According to DDclient is a small but full featured client requiring only Perl and no additional modules.We welcome your comments, questions, corrections and additional information relating to this article. Please be aware that off-topic comments will be deleted.

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The problem: ddclient’s documentation doesn’t mention and doesn’t mention ddclient or any of the protocols supported by ddclient. There are also some unix shell scripts and php options listed on the ddns clients page if you wish.##I left these things at their defaults daemon=1200 # check every 20 min syslog=yes # log update msgs to syslog mail=root # mail all msgs to root mail-failure=root # mail failed update msgs to root pid=/var/run/# record PID in file.

Dynamic DNS or DDNS is a method of updating, in real time, a DNS to point to a changing IP address on the Internet.

If you want to bring your own name, you have to pay.

I decided that I wanted to use my own domain name but didn’t really care for dyndns’s pricing. provides several possible update clients but most required a GUI which I don’t have on this machine, or a script run as a cron job which I wasn’t too thrilled about. I did, however, find this buried in the forums (from 2003): At this time we do not have our own custom written DDNS update client for linux. ddclient can be made to work with our service – as well as some others.

# Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf # # /etc/use=web web=checkip.web-skip='Current IP Address: ' protocol=dyndns2 login=myusername password='mypass' me === globals ==== globals : 60 globals : 1 globals : myusername globals : mypass globals : dyndns2 globals : 0 globals : globals : web globals : 1 globals : checkip.globals : Current IP Address: === config ==== config : 0 config : 0 config : ARRAY(0x1770c50) config : config : myusername config : 2592000 config : 300 config : 30 config : 0 config : config : mypass config : dyndns2 config : /nic/update config : config : 0 config : config : web config : 0 config : 0 config : checkip.config : Current IP Address: config : 0 config : 30 === cache ==== cache : 0 cache : 0 cache : 0 cache : me cache : .78 cache : 1437992275 cache : cache : /nic/update cache : 0 cache : cache : 0 cache : 0 cache : 0 cache : 30 DEBUG: proxy = DEBUG: url = checkip.DEBUG: server = checkip.CONNECT: checkip.CONNECTED: using HTTP SENDING: GET / HTTP/1.0 SENDING: Host: checkip.SENDING: User-Agent: ddclient/3.8.2 SENDING: Connection: close SENDING: RECEIVE: HTTP/1.1 200 OK RECEIVE: Content-Type: text/html RECEIVE: Server: Dyn DNS-Check IP/1.0 RECEIVE: Connection: close RECEIVE: Cache-Control: no-cache RECEIVE: Pragma: no-cache RECEIVE: Content-Length: 103 RECEIVE: RECEIVE: I tooks like my current (artificial) IP ".78" has been set properly.