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#1 htcz

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:54

Hey

I want to setup using Dynamic DNS my ip to a FQDM with something free. I think DynDNS gave this service for free back in the day but now is just a trial.

I have a DD-WRT router if it helps it setup any better.

Thank you!


#2 CJ33

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:21

freedns.afraid.org is pretty good

#3 Ntrstd

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:26

www.dnsexit.com

#4 OP htcz

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:07

Did you try no ip? I would give you the link but eveytime I try to post it the post says <<<spam>>> for some reason..

Something moronic Neowin does for links. Thanks :) I read about no-ip

freedns.afraid.org is pretty good

Thank you :)

www.dnsexit.com

Thank you :)


To those that posted (and will post more) is there any reason I should use that one instead of another? Im also located in West Europe if it makes differences for speed :)

#5 Simon-

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:22

Static IP, No-IP and others (unfortunately not many routers have native clients) or I believe that you can sign up for trial using credit card, and then you can choose to change Trial to Free.

#6 TEX4S

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:24

are you talking about options like:

google's public DNS ? 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4
Or openDNS ?

#7 articuno1au

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:28

No, he's talking about updating a DNS server to point at a dynamic IP address.

Useful for making a domain name for home connections :)

I'm still using DynDNS because I'm OLD :p Works great, but that's not much help for you :\

#8 TEX4S

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:33

No, he's talking about updating a DNS server to point at a dynamic IP address.

Useful for making a domain name for home connections :)

I'm still using DynDNS because I'm OLD :p Works great, but that's not much help for you :\


aaahhh OK, thanks


no-ip has a free pkg but you have to "check in" every 30 days via email

#9 OP htcz

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:38

Static IP, No-IP and others (unfortunately not many routers have native clients) or I believe that you can sign up for trial using credit card, and then you can choose to change Trial to Free.

Well I think DynDNS has just a free trial for 14 days. I perfer something free "premanent"

are you talking about options like:

google's public DNS ? 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4
Or openDNS ?

No, Im talking about having a DNS updated my FQDN with my dynamic IP.


No, he's talking about updating a DNS server to point at a dynamic IP address.

Useful for making a domain name for home connections :)

I'm still using DynDNS because I'm OLD :p Works great, but that's not much help for you :\

Yeah :( Shame they went the paying route.

aaahhh OK, thanks


no-ip has a free pkg but you have to "check in" every 30 days via email

"Check in" what sense? I have to send them a email or something?

#10 TEX4S

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:45

I think they send you an email every 30 days, and you have to simply click on a link to verify you are still actively using their free stuff.

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#11 .bin

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:52

I still have an active .ath.cx ~ have since 2004 (not that this helps you). DYNDNS (or No-IP) is definately going to be your best bet here.

#12 articuno1au

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:58

That's how mine works, 30 days and I get an email, except I installed the "DynUpdater" client on my server, so it just does it for me >.<

I have no idea if it's still available. Not going to let mine lapse in that case :p

#13 OP htcz

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:15

I think they send you an email every 30 days, and you have to simply click on a link to verify you are still actively using their free stuff.

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Thanks :)

That's how mine works, 30 days and I get an email, except I installed the "DynUpdater" client on my server, so it just does it for me >.<

I have no idea if it's still available. Not going to let mine lapse in that case :p

DD-WRT might be able to do it automatically :)

Thanks to all. No-ip it is I guess.

#14 HawkMan

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:37

The router dyn DNS function only refreshes the ip in the dns. You will still have to click the link in the mailer login to the website to verify you're still active.

#15 xendrome

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:58

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