Ddclient not updating

25 Dec

Unfortunately, Ubuntu 14.04 ships with version 3.8.1, but I will show you how to update it.

It is actually easier to have the old version still installed because it sets up the background daemon.

While there are other services that support Dynamic DNS, why not take advantage of the free built-in functionality provided by Google Domains, using your own domain name?

Let’s step through the process of setting up a Dynamic DNS entry with Google Domains, as well as updating the entry via ddclient on a computer within your home network. Simply follow the instructions in the help article about Dynamic DNS under the heading.

Create the script used in the If things worked, then the entry in Google Domains will now show your IP address.

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In this case, I’ll use ddclient via Homebrew: In my case, since I’m using a computer connected via a router, I need to get my external IP address.

This article on OS X Daily was quite helpful to determine a quick dig command to accomplish this.

In my case, I’m using an Apple Airport Extreme, so I need to install a client program on one of the computers in my network. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and Content Link is completely disabled once you log in. Visit the following links: Site Howto | Site FAQ | Sitemap | Register Now If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. # Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf 3. # Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf # # /etc/use=web web=checkip.web-skip='Current IP Address: ' protocol=dyndns2 server=dynupdate.no-ip.com/nic/update login=myusername password='mypass' me === globals ==== globals : 60 globals : 1 globals : myusername globals : mypass globals : dyndns2 globals : 0 globals : dynupdate.no-ip.com/nic/update globals : web globals : 1 globals : checkip.globals : Current IP Address: === config ==== config : 0 config : 0 config : ARRAY(0x1770c50) config : config : myusername config : 2592000 config : 300 config : 30 config : 0 config : config : mypass config : dyndns2 config : /nic/update config : dynupdate.no-ip.com/nic/update config : 0 config : config : web config : 0 config : 0 config : checkip.config : Current IP Address: config : 0 config : 30 === cache ==== cache : 0 cache : 0 cache : 0 cache : me cache : .78 cache : 1437992275 cache : cache : /nic/update cache : 0 cache : cache : 0 cache : 0 cache : 0 cache : 30 DEBUG: proxy = DEBUG: url = checkip.DEBUG: server = checkip.CONNECT: checkip.CONNECTED: using HTTP SENDING: GET / HTTP/1.0 SENDING: Host: checkip.SENDING: User-Agent: ddclient/3.8.2 SENDING: Connection: close SENDING: RECEIVE: HTTP/1.1 200 OK RECEIVE: Content-Type: text/html RECEIVE: Server: Dyn DNS-Check IP/1.0 RECEIVE: Connection: close RECEIVE: Cache-Control: no-cache RECEIVE: Pragma: no-cache RECEIVE: Content-Length: 103 RECEIVE: RECEIVE: I tooks like my current (artificial) IP ".78" has been set properly.Now if I ping (my artificial host) me I get a different IP.