Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2012

What do you use? dyndns?

i guess there are many answers to the question above. The most famous maybe is DynDns. I just found a solution which seems a bit 'nicer'. Have you ever heard of

dynni

 

 

well its new.

  1. It supports ddclient

  2. It supports inadyn

  3. It has a resolver service

  4. It supports mail routing

  5. All nameservers are based in high quality data centers across Germany

  6. Its absolutly free


So try it.

I tried it and it works! I use it for my openindiana homebox. The steps to use it are quit simple.

  1. Create an new account at https://dynni.com

  2. Get ddclient (maybe from http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ddclient)

  3. Setup the config
    ssl=no
    protocol=dyndns2
    use=web, if=whatismyip.org
    server=update.dynni.com
    login=
    password=''

    and adjust login and password

  4. Start ddclient
    ./ddclient -file config_file


  5. Add a cronjob , here is mine<
    20,40 * * * * /home/jstephan/ddclient-3.7.3/ddclient -file ddclient.conf


  6. Send emails to the owner of dynni and tell them that you read about dynni in my blog:-)


UPDATE! It took two weeks now to fix an issue that i had with my crontab. To be honest, it didnt work :-) But i fixed it. So, here an update on what ive learnend.
To get an shell script running, and this ddclient call act as one, you need to edit your /etc/default/cron file and add
SHELL=/bin/bash

So now it works.