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Old 05-14-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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dyndns.org/dyn.com services revoked.


Hi,

I've had a free account with dyndns.org (now dyn.com) for years to keep track of my home router's external IP address. It runs dd-wrt and automatically updates the IP to dyndns.org and also forces an update at least once a month even if the IP has not changed. This has been working very well. However today I received and email from dyn.com with the following text:
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Starting now, if you would like to maintain your free Dyn
account, you must log into your account once a month. Failure to
do so will result in expiration and loss of your hostname. This
activity helps us eliminate hostnames that are no longer needed
and/or dormant. Note that an update client will no longer suffice for
this monthly login.
So, now I'm looking to either switch to another dynamic dns provider, or perhaps find away to automatically "log in" to my account once a month.

Anyone else in the same situation? Any recommended alternatives? Or perhaps someone has already scripted the an automated log in to the site?

TIA,

Evo2.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 02:27 AM   #2
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Yeah me.
Haven't got the email yet but have been expecting such a move for a while.
Do you like being monetised?

No solutions yet, but I'll start looking too...

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:48 AM   #3
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Don't have an acct, but I've automated logins using Perl + WWW::Mechanize module in the past.
http://search.cpan.org/~jesse/WWW-Me...W/Mechanize.pm
http://search.cpan.org/~jesse/WWW-Me...e/Examples.pod

HTH


PS: I believe noip.com offers a similar service; no idea if its free??

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:59 AM   #4
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by descendant_command View Post
Do you like being monetised?
It's my favourite thing.

Quote:
No solutions yet, but I'll start looking too...
Just been searching. Found freedns.afraid.org it's free and has a huge number of domains to choose from. dd-wrt also seems to have an updater for it. I've now signed up and giving it a go. Seems good so far.

Think this may be solved already: but I'll give it a few days to make sure it is working as I expected.

Evo2.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 03:02 AM   #5
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by chrism01 View Post
Don't have an acct, but I've automated logins using Perl + WWW::Mechanize module in the past.
http://search.cpan.org/~jesse/WWW-Me...W/Mechanize.pm
http://search.cpan.org/~jesse/WWW-Me...e/Examples.pod

HTH
Cool, a bit of home cooking. I'll have a look.

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PS: I believe noip.com offers a similar service; no idea if its free??
Yeah, I found that but the only non-paid domain they offer is no-ip.biz ... should be functional, but it's ugly as sin. Anyway I found freedns.afraid.org which seems to fit the bill nicely (see post above).

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 05:40 AM   #6
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No-ip (which I use) has the same time limit for free accounts, but only if you don't use a client that refreshes the IP data. I get a mail from them once a month for a VPS with a static IP (no need to refresh the IP) and just click on the link provided in that mail. For my home-server, which runs the client because of dynamic IPs, this is not necessary.
 
Old 06-04-2013, 12:40 AM   #7
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Hi,

this is a just a follow-up post to that freedns.afraid.org is still working very well for me and as such I'm marking this thread as solved.

Hmm, no "mark as solved" option in the thread tools. Perhaps because this is posted in "General"...

Evo2.

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