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Old 01-18-2007, 07:35 AM   #1
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Location: Jordan
Distribution: Debian (Sarge), Ubuntu (6.06)
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DDNS Updates by Lynx


I created a new dynamic dns account at and am trying to use Erc Ste-Marie's script in a crontab to automate the IP updates.

It was working for a while, but very recently it stopped for no reason i can think of except possibly some changes made on the side.

When i run the script my log says:
Looking up
Making HTTPS connection to
Retrying connection without TLS.
Looking up
Making HTTPS connection to
Alert!: Unable to make secure connection to remote host.

lynx: Can't access startfile[username_removed]&p=[password_removed]&cmd=update&set=1&offline=0
and it doesn't update the records.

However, if i run the same https:// etc... line through firefox i get a successful try and the results show up, boom, successful update.

Any ideas would be very welcome cause this is just silly....

Forgot to mention that I'm using lynx 2.8.5 on an FC3 - 2.6.9 box

Last edited by Notwerk; 01-18-2007 at 07:56 AM.
Old 01-18-2007, 08:15 AM   #2
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Apparently I posted too quickly. Did a little more exploring and discovered that lynx was getting stuck at this prompt.
SSL error:unable to get local issuer certificate-Continue? (y)
And then asking for
SSL error:host(!=cert(* (y)
So i added FORCE_SSL_PROMPT:YES to /etc/lynx-site.cfg and this took care of the prompts, as lynx is auto-answering now with a "yes".

Last edited by Notwerk; 01-19-2007 at 02:57 AM.


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