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Old 04-27-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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Dynamic DNS


i was browsing around and found a little program that would allow me to host a domain using a dynamic dns.

first off is there a linux equivilent to this program? http://www.dns4me.com/?prod=d4

then theres the question of how this works. as i understand it dns maps names to ips. if i wanted to change my ip for my current domain it usually takes about 2 days to spread over root dns servers and all that. why isnt that the same for this program?

thanks for the help/
 
Old 04-27-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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Spend a few minute searching with google. You will find several dynamic dns services that are free and offer linux software.

>ain it usually takes about 2 days to spread over root dns servers

It dosn't spread over the root servers, it spreads to the caching servers at ISP's.

The authorative nameservers for a domain specify how long the ip address should be cached before checking it again.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:23 PM   #3
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sporkit,

This addresses your first question:
"first off is there a linux equivilent to this program? http://www.dns4me.com/?prod=d4"

This little sucker here perfoms DynamicDNS at the hardware level so you don't have to run software:
http://www.linksys.com/Products/prod...id=35&prid=601

PS: It was built on the Linux kernel

Enjoy,
slappy
 
Old 04-28-2004, 08:07 AM   #4
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Hi sporkit,

There are tones of dynamic dns clients out there to use for free.

First off, I would recommend you to go to dyndns.org and register with them and sign your self up with a free domain name. Than at the same website you can download one of several dynamic dns clients.

There are many of them and it's completely up to you to decide which one you want to use as they all have different features but I would recommend you trying a dynamic dns client called ddclient. I have been using it probably for over a year now and I have never had a problem with it. Works great every time.

Now, if you have your own domain name registered, and you have a dynamic ip that always changes I would recommend you to go to zoneedit.com and register with them. They provide free domain name services. You are allowed to use there DNS servers with your domain name and your ip address. You would also still use your dynamic dns client to connect to zoneedit.com to update your ip when it changes.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Take care,

Chris.
 
  


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