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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Setting up dyndns (ddcleint) with clarkconnect

Here we go:

Log onto you box with putty


$ wget
$ tar zxvf ddclient-3.8.0.tar.gz
$ cd ddclient*
$ cp ddclient /usr/sbin
$ mkdir /etc/ddclient

The config to ddclient is pretty easy, but the really silly easy way to do it is:
Log into > Support > DNS Tools > Update Client Configurator>
Have it create the config text for ddclient. Copy this text onto clipboard. Then, in the Putty window, do:


$ nano /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf

Paste the clipboard, (shift + insert) find the DynDNS account password replace the ##password##,
Save with crtl+o then
Exit with crtl+x.

Then type:


$ ddclient -daemon=0 -query
$ cp sample-etc_rc.d_init.d_ddclient /etc/rc.d/init.d/ddclient
$ /sbin/chkconfig --add ddclient

Now use winscp and create the folder: /var/cache/ddclient
and test with:


ddclient -daemon=0 -debug -verbose -noquiet

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