So, I ran the Start Command for DDClient and it was already running. So, looks like I'm good with Auto Start on my Caos Linux Server. But, I will have to wait until the next IP Address Update from my ISP to see if it is communicating with Dyn DNS, like it should. Here is the Terminal Output for two commands I ran...
[root@bishopco /]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/ddclient start
Starting ddclient:ddclient is running (1995) skipped
Here in some info and links on ddclient...
ddclient / Wiki / Home
Important noticeThere are a few changes coming.
- Because of some recent personal changes I'm not having enough time to work on this project any more. There are only some obvious bugreports which get solved quickly but others stay there forever.
- Dyndns decided to change their business model and they stopped offering free account. It made me decide to make dyndns less important for ddclient.
- Sourceforge decided to retire the hosted apps which means this trac environment will come to an end. A backup of the old trac can be found on http://ddclient.tisnix.be but all usefull data will be moved to the new environment.
IntroductionDDclient is a Perl client used to update dynamic DNS entries for accounts on Dynamic DNS Network Services' free DNS service. It was originally written by Paul Burry and is now mostly by wimpunk. It has the capability to update more than just dyndns and it can fetch your WAN-ipaddress in a few different ways. Check the configuration pages to find how to do this.
According to cudeso.be:
DDclient is a small but full featured client requiring only Perl and no additional modules. It runs under most UNIX OSes and has been tested under GNU/Linux and FreeBSD. Supported features include: operating as a daemon, manual and automatic updates, static and dynamic updates, optimized updates for multiple addresses, MX, wildcards, abuse avoidance, retrying failed updates, and sending update status to syslog and through e-mail.
NewsAll news can be found on the news page but this are the lastest messages
- Important notice: changes are coming
- Ddclient 3.8.1 is finally released
- Preparing for a new release
- Ddclient website moved to trac
InstallationMost distributions have a recent version of ddclient. Use it unless you really need the latest version. On debian-based systems you can run
apt-get install ddclientand it will install ddclient. Unless there is a good reason, you should't use the download link.
Ddclient doesn't have an automatic installation procedure. Get the tar-file from using the download button and untar it. Copy the perl script to your favorite location (ex. /usr/sbin)
and create a
/etc/ddclient/ddclient.confconfiguration file. Don't forget to create the cache directory.
If you want the bleeding edge of ddclient, you can access the latest version using svn. Instructions can be found on the code section.
When upgrading just replace the ddclient file by the one from the package, read the release notes and modify the cache file.
ConfigurationIf you installed ddclient by using the installer of your distribution, it probably already asked you some questions and prepared a useful config file.
There are a few configuration examples provided which you can copy to
/etc/ddclient/ddclient.confand modify. More info about the configuration can be found on the usage page. There's also a sample configuration delivered with ddclient.
A typical configuration like:
# /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf # protocol=dyndns2 use=web login=mylogin password=mypassword myhost.dyndns.org
/usr/sbin/ddclient -daemon 300 -syslogand put it in your startup scripts. There are samples of startup scripts provided with ddclient. Most distributions provide a generic startup sample. You can change it to work with ddclient. As there are to many different distributions, ddclient doesn't maintain all of them.
DocumentationThe documentation about the configuration has been split into three sections. The usage page describes the most parts of the configuration while the supported protocols page describes the protocol-specific options. If you want to know how to use ddclient with your router, check the supported routers.
Debugging ddclient looks pretty hard but it isn't. First try to put as less as necessary in your configuration. Try to run
./ddclient -daemon=0 -noquiet -debug
Once you're happy with the result, run it as a daemon.
If this doesn't work for you, there are a few places where you can look for help. If you need any help in configuring ddclient,
You could try ddclient --help. It should give you all the possible configuration options so.
If you think your configuration is correct, but ddclient doesn't work as you expected, you can enable debug and verbose messages by running
ddclient -daemon=0 -debug -verbose -noquiet
ddclient --helpto get more help.
Help and bugreportingIf you need extra help, have any bug to report, an enhancement to submit or a feature request, you can create a new ticket or use the ddclient mailing list. Please only post bugs against the latest version of ddclient. The old tracking system can be found on the project page.
- Dyn DNS & Domains - I use for Domain Name Fowarding
- Support - Dyn
- Current IP Check
- Update Client Configurator | My Dyn Account
- Dyn Update Clients - Dyn
- Linux Update Clients - Dyn
- Open Port Tool | My Dyn Account
- DynDNS.com - Support -- Tools -- Secret Registration
- Dyn Email Test Tool | My Dyn Account
- Linux Update Client: ddclient - Dyn
- ddclient / Wiki / Home