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Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:13 am

I'm looking to get dynamic DNS setup for my home DSL connection whose IP rotates pretty frequently.

I'm told that DynDNS.org is pretty much the way to go service wise, but they give quite a few options for software to interface with the service.

I need a software choice as my hardware DSL modem/router does not support Dynamic DNS.

I'd like to hear some suggestions on which software people recommend. I'd prefer something that doesn't write to the registry and doesn't need to install drivers.

The software being compliant with a priveledge level Users account is pretty much mandatory.
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Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:23 am

I used this script before I got a router that could do it for me:

http://a.domaindlx.com/GreatPumpkinator/dyndns.html

All of the other clients I tried out wanted to stay resident in memory which I didn't like since generally the only time my IP changes is when I have the computer off for a while so there's no reason to take up memory all the time.

This script does its thing and then exits. I used the Windows task scheduler to set up a task to run the script each time my computer started.

EDIT: I don't think script will for you though as is because it doesn't seem to support figuring out your real IP address if you're NATed. So if you're using NAT you'll probably need to find something else.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:28 am

http://www.dynu.com is my favorite.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:32 am

It would help if you actually posted your OS.

I'm on Debian and use ddclient which is available as a Debian package for ultimate ease of use.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:35 am

newtrip wrote:
http://www.dynu.com is my favorite.


The nice thing about Dynu is they have downloads for Mac, Linux, BSD, and Windows! If that doesn't cover your OS, then I feel sorry for ya. :wink:
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:35 am

My apologies.

Windows 2000 machine will be running the software. The machines account runs with Users priviledges (not Admin). So it needs to support that. Would prefer something that doesn't write to the registry or install services or drivers.

Of course one can't always get what they want.

The machine is behind a router the software needs to know how to support NAT (find the external IP).
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Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:24 am

I've been using DirectUpdate for several years now. Works great behind my cheap router and works well with the DynDNS.org service. It just sits in the tray and never bothers me.
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Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:18 pm

I'm not 100% sure what all is entailed with what you want, i just glanced at your posts, but we support lots of our customers over the net through VNC (free / easy) and to deal with rotating IPS (not to mention "their IT specialists) we use http://www.NO-IP.com

It's a free service that doads a client to a host, then sends requests ever X interval to check the ip's address against what the server has. If they don't match, it updates itself and we always connect. Nice, free, easy program. They offer paid, more in depth services as well as different domains, we use no-ip.biz for all of our support.

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