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GOLDF1NG3R 11-20-2001 04:40 AM

Dynamic DNS
I currently have a cable modem which is assigned a dynamic IP address via DHCP from my service provider.

I have set up an account with which allows me to update the dns record for my domain via a small python script.

I am currently running this script via cron but wish to only run it when I am assigned a new IP address.

Could someone please point me in the right direction as to what is run when an IP address is obtained.



GOLDF1NG3R 11-20-2001 04:45 AM

I should have RTFM! :rolleyes:

just found the following in the dhcpcd man page:

file which dhcpcd will try to execute whenever it
detects a change in IP address.

finegan 11-20-2001 06:42 PM

Poke around the man pages for dhcpcd some more. I know there's a flag or an argument that will make the client request the same IP from the ISP. If you've got a constant connection (or more or less depending on power outages or the cat chewing on the cable), you can pretty much trick your isp into giving you a static and avoid dealing with the dynamicDNS services.



b0b0 11-20-2001 07:25 PM

with the way dhcp works, a 'dhcp_request' packet by default asks for the same IP address back again. as long as no one requests and gets 'your' IP address, you will have the same one for quite a while...unless your ISP has rolling IP's.


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