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wolfsar 06-18-2011 09:57 PM

ddclient and ddclient.conf help to understand
 
hello,

i know where the DDCLIEN.conf goes, and i have a idea on what to put into it.

but i am a bit confused, if it is a CONF or
more a script that is called on to update IPs


if a Script can i add a line in cron.daily file to run it??

my thanks wolfsar

gilead 06-19-2011 05:54 PM

ddclient is a perl script and ddclient.conf is the configuration file it uses. I run mine every 300 seconds, I don't recommend you only run yours daily.

There's more info on the ddclient usage page

wolfsar 06-19-2011 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gilead (Post 4390229)
ddclient is a perl script and ddclient.conf is the configuration file it uses. I run mine every 300 seconds, I don't recommend you only run yours daily.

There's more info on the ddclient usage page

steve do you have yours behind a router? mine is netgear RP-614 and i'm using freedns.afraid.org for free DDNS

Wolfsar

gilead 06-20-2011 12:52 PM

Yes I do - there are examples in the ddclient.conf for that sort of setup

wolfsar 06-27-2011 10:08 PM

ddclient invalid value
 
hello,

i used this script/ddclient.conf but there is a issue with 4th line from bottom



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File: /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf: FreeDNS Example ddclient --help

## Configuration variables applicable to the 'freedns' protocol are:
# protocol=freedns ##
# server=fqdn.of.service ## defaults to freedns.afraid.org
# login=service-login ## login name and password registered with the service
# password=service-password ##
# fully.qualified.host ## the host registered with the service.
#
# Example ${program}.conf file entries:
## single host update
protocol=freedns, \
login=my-freedns.afraid.org-login, \
password=my-freedns.afraid.org-password \
myhost.afraid.org





----------------------------



in the line below says invalid value


protocol=freedns, \


i did copy it as written, and e-mail JOSH bt no feeed back yet

any sugestion what is wrong?

Wolfsar

gilead 06-28-2011 08:17 PM

What version of ddclient are you using? According to the gentoo wiki you need to use at least 3.8.0 to use freedns as the protocol.

wolfsar 07-08-2011 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gilead (Post 4398574)
What version of ddclient are you using? According to the gentoo wiki you need to use at least 3.8.0 to use freedns as the protocol.

version 3.8.0 version off of surgeform

wolfsar

nineplymaple 06-16-2012 02:43 PM

I think I saw somewhere that you use \ to continue onto the next line.

Meaning your ddclient.conf reads:

protocol=freedns, login=my-freedns.afraid.org-login, passwor...

when it should read something like:

protocol=freedns
login=my-freedns.afraid.org-login
password=my-freedns.afraid.org-password
myhost.afraid.org


That being said, I still haven't found any solid documentation on using ddclient with freedns.afraid.org and mine isn't working yet, but I think this is at least part of your problem.

kamkar1 12-28-2012 10:55 AM

ddclient protocol for FREEDNS
 
latest ddcleint -11 was installed and configured. Config file calls for protocol=freedns however it does not recognizes the freedns protocol and error is released. Have you guys figured out the answer?


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