Dynamic DNS Updater

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at list-post.mks-mail.de
Wed Jul 23 22:18:15 UTC 2008

Robert Dailey wrote:

> I'm currently running Ubuntu Server 8 and I'm looking for a utility that I
> can run that does the following:
>    1. Obtains the WAN IP from my router (D-Link DGL-4500)
>    2. Contacts DynDns.com and updates my Dynamic DNS domain.
> I read about ddclient, however it looks like no one has been working on it
> for a while. I didn't see my router supported in there and I'm not sure if
> the other supported routers will just magically work with mine. Thanks.

I think that ddclient does what you want. Whether or not it's capable of
get your router's WAN address probably doesn't matter since ddclient can
use the IP checking page of DynDNS. In /etc/ddclient.conf change the line
use=if, if=<whatever>


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