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Old 08-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Dynamic DNS Providers - Recommendations Please


I've just discovered we have had a power cut at home and therefore my IP has changed since I left this morning. I'm therefore thinking of getting a Dynamic DNS Service Provider. I would like to use a reputable, free service provider and ideally one who is compatible with the ddclient program.

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I use No-IP without any problems. It doesn't use ddclient, but its own solution. If you have to use ddclient you can try DynDNS.
 
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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I use No-IP without any problems. It doesn't use ddclient, but its own solution. If you have to use ddclient you can try DynDNS.
I second the use of No-IP as I have also used it before with no problems and has a reliable system.
 
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If you have to use ddclient you can try DynDNS.
Unfortunately it appears that DynDNS is no longer free.
 
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Unfortunately it appears that DynDNS is no longer free.
The way you don't talk about No-IP I would assume you have to use a ddclient?
 
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The way you don't talk about No-IP I would assume you have to use a ddclient?
Actually, it's just the case that I have read ddclient and kind of understand how it works. Ddclient looks very simple. I have a habit of making the simplest of things difficult, hence would like something very simple. I am on the No-IP website this very second browsing the details.
 
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Actually, it's just the case that I have read ddclient and kind of understand how it works. Ddclient looks very simple. I have a habit of making the simplest of things difficult, hence would like something very simple. I am on the No-IP website this very second browsing the details.
I do believe that FreeDNS supports Ddclient, not exactly sure though.
 
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Ah, no No-IP client is available from the distribution I'm using.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #9
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Solved it! There is a website that is mentioned in a few places called "[urlhttps://www.dnsomatic.com/=]DNS-O-Matic[/url]". This uses ddclient (or other favourite client, apparently) to update DNS-O-Matic, who then updates your dynamic service provider, in this case, No-IP.

It *appears* to work, so alas, I shall see how it goes.

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