[thelist] dynamic dns server software?

Benjamin C. Varadi bvaradi at nlcnet.org
Sun Aug 11 23:25:00 CDT 2002

Had no luck with this on webdesign-l.  Y'all have any thoughts?


-------- Original Message --------
>> Anyone know what software exists to provide dynamic dns hosting (y'know,
>> like ods.org or dyndns.org)?  Web searches just show me a ton of
>> providers.

I guess I didn't phrase my question well enough.  I'm looking for
software to *provide* dynamic service.  My understanding of how this
works is that a client program sends a sort of "authenticated ping"
periodically to the server, which checks the client IP address against
Apache's DNS records & makes changes if necessary.

I feel like this is probably more complex than it seems, though, and if
turnkey or (ideally) open-source scripts existed to set up a server in
this manner, I'd love to know about it.

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