So I've been using No-IP as a Dynamic DNS provider for some time now,
It's an amazing service, they offer tonnes of features, and the Dynamic Update Client (DUC) just works (provided you're willing to pay. I was).
If I love No-IP's service so much though, why move?
Well for a start they don't offer a lot of support for Top Level Domains (TLD)
When I acquired networthy.co.uk , they just didn't support it, which honestly bummed me out.
But I persevered, and the next best option that a 5 minute Google search provided was Dynu DDNS.
Dynu seems like a decent option for my purposes, how much do you really want DDNS to do?
So, unlike it's No-IP counterpart, the DUC for Dynu is not as easy to set up on Ubuntu.
TLDR commands at the bottom
Lets get started
Firstly, lets download & install the client
URL='https://www.dynu.com/support/downloadfile/31'; FILE=`mktemp`; wget "$URL" -qO $FILE && sudo dpkg -i $FILE; rm $FILE
Now, open up the configuration file
Little explanation of the values
username YOURUSERNAME # Your account username. password YOURPASSWORD # Your account password or IP update password. location LOCATIONNAME # Can be left empty. Location name can be assigned to hostnames in the control panel. ipv4 true # Can be true or false. ipv6 false # Can be true or false. pollinterval 300 # IP update interval in seconds. Minimum is 120. debug false # Can be true or false. quiet true # Can be true or false.
Now that it's installed and configured, the official guide on Dynu's website says just start up the service, but if like me, the service don't exist, and like me, your Linux skills are lacking, run this
Sudo systemctl enable dynuiuc.service
Bang, now we got a service. You can start it like you'd expect
Sudo systemctl start dynuiuc.service
But you're not entirely done.
Open the file
And change this:
Now go ahead, stop/start the service as necessary, and check out the logs for any errors with:
tail -f /var/log/dynuiuc.log
And you're done! Nice and easy
URL='https://www.dynu.com/support/downloadfile/31'; FILE=`mktemp`; wget "$URL" -qO $FILE && sudo dpkg -i $FILE; rm $FILE Sudo vi /etc/dynuiuc/dynuiuc.conf # Now modify the config systemctl enable dynuiuc.service systemctl start dynuiuc.service Sudo vi /usr/lib/systemd/system/dynuiuc.service Change '--pid_file /var/run/dynuiuc.pid ' To '--pid_file /run/dynuiuc.pid ' Sudo systemctl stop dynuiuc.service Sudo systemctl start dynuiuc.service