ddclient and Dyn DNS

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Schewdent, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. Schewdent

    Schewdent Guest

    I'm trying to set up the above software to get myself a name on the
    Internet (haha! :) ), and it doenst work. When booting up I see a
    "starting ddclient.... <nothing>" , ie. no OK or failed. I've done
    everything the README said, and I occassionally get "status reports" in my
    mailbox saying "caught SIGTERM.... exiting", and this is in fact mentioned
    on the projects freshmeat page. Whats going wrong, and how do I fix it?

    Thanks :)

    Schewdent, Aug 7, 2004
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  2. Schewdent

    John Guest

    ddclient works properly for me. The only stunt I had to pull was to
    search for the second ip address (the WAN one) in the status web page of
    my Linksys. This is a known problem with this type of router, and the fix
    is documented in the readme. It just works.

    You will get the "caught SIGTERM" message every time you reboot. Its not
    a problem -- its a desirable feature.

    ddclient is SUPPOSED to be silent. Every couple of weeks, or whenever it
    notices that your ip address has changed, it will send you a note about
    this update to dyndns.

    Clear now?
    John, Aug 7, 2004
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  3. Schewdent

    Schewdent Guest

    Could you tell me how you set it up?
    Schewdent, Aug 7, 2004
  4. Schewdent

    Swedey Guest

    There's a file /etc/ddclient.conf.

    For the dyndns part, uncomment it (remove the #s) and also add the lines for
    your username and password. If you don't have your own custom domain, then
    custom dns should say "no".

    I have mine check online rather than read my router's page (the "use web"
    feature). Try (uncomment) that if you're having problems getting the right
    IP address from your router until you can fix it.
    Swedey, Aug 8, 2004
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