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Old 09-30-2015, 01:27 AM   #1
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dd client configuration - error message WARNING: skipping host .....

I am trying to set up a vpn using a raspberry pi and have a problem setting up the ddclient
I type in sudo nano /etc/ddclient.conf
and in the box that opens I have copied and pasted the following, and then entered my specific details:

#I left these things at their defaults
daemon=1200 # check every 20 min
syslog=yes # log update msgs to syslog
mail=root # mail all msgs to root
mail-failure=root # mail failed update msgs to root
pid=/var/run/ # record PID in file.

#tell ddclient how to get your ip address

#provide server and login details
protocol: dyndns2
login: queenstdot
password: xxxxxxxxxx

#specify the domain to update
#for, this can also be *1 or *2
# for your "DynSets"

I then save and type in sudo ddclient and get the following error message:
WARNING: skipping host: 'login=' is an invalid login.

Any help would be appreciated!
Old 09-30-2015, 08:34 AM   #2
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I think your problem is you are using ':' instead of '=' in your config file.

From ddclient website itself

A typical configuration like:
# /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf
Old 09-30-2015, 10:08 AM   #3
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Many thanks

Hi Robert
That appears to have worked
Many thanks


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