DynDNS from behind mn500

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Andy Barnhart, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. I have a VPN set up behind an mn500 and I am using a DynDNS address to hit
    it. The DynDNS update client I am using lets me go out to the web to resolve
    the address or use a local URL with a password to get at the config screen
    to get the outside IP. The problem I have is that sometimes the web method
    fails (high traffic or whatever) and that the frequency of checking can
    impact performance (plus I am using someone else's server a lot). The
    problem with getting it locally is that it locks out any other user from
    managing the router because it is always logged in (the updater software has
    no notion of "click here to logout"). Is there a software protocol for
    getting the exteral IP from the touter?
    Andy Barnhart, Jun 4, 2004
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  2. Andy Barnhart

    Jason Tsang Guest

    I'm using directupdate behind (well both an MN500 in the past and MN700
    currently) with no problems (http://www.directupdate.net).

    Might want to give that a try.

    Alternatively, if you must get the password from logging into the router,
    set the timeout to a very low time duration (i.e. 1 minute on the router),
    and have the dyndns client check every one hour (that way you only lose one
    minute of router login time every hour).
    Jason Tsang, Jun 4, 2004
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  3. Andy Barnhart

    Guest Guest

    Actually... does the IP ever change? I'm using a dynamic
    IP, but since my connection is always on, the IP never
    changes and I just use it in the DNS server (my DNS host
    also lets me update instantly if the IP ever changes --
    unlike the 48hrs of some other hosts).
    Guest, Jun 4, 2004
  4. Andy Barnhart

    Nathan Laff Guest

    Which one do you use?
    I use DynDNS-Updater from nord-vision.de and i have the same exact problem
    you're having.
    Nathan Laff, Jun 5, 2004
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