I have a linux Ubuntu server and a dynamic IP for the DSL connection. The office needs web filtering and getting a static IP will just add cost to the now tight budget. Looking around there is actually a way to update OpenDNS IP address under linux. Below are what is needed to be installed and configured.
- Any latest Ubuntu server ( I’m using Ubuntu 10.10 Server )
- ddclient installed (use “aptitude install ddclient”)
- net connection, I have set up my linux server as a firewall/gateway
After installing ddclient, go to /etc and edit ddclient.conf, below is the format that I used, modify it to suite your configuration.
ssl=yes use=web, web=whatismyip.org server=updates.opendns.com protocol=dyndns2 login=<openDNS_username_here> password='<openDNS_password_here>' <openDNS_network_label_here> #this can be found under settings, just the label, nothing else should be added here
Save the new configuration file and restart the client
Also make sure that the network that your going to update the IP address has set its Dynamic IP Update option enabled. This can be found under the advance setting of the network.