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Advanced subdomain point to a dynamic IP

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Jedis, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Jedis

    Jedis LI Guru Member

    Hello,

    Currently, I own my own domain. Lets call it test.com.

    I want to have a subdomain called home.test.com that points to my dynamic IP address with Verizon DSL. I have accomplished this by creating a free dyndns account and configuring Tomato to send IP updates to dyndns. This is working fine.

    Next, I created a CNAME to point to my dyndns alias, so home.test.com correctly resolves. This is all working.

    However, because of the nature of how CNAMES work, if I ping the home.test.com address, it is showing my dyndns address. I don't want it to do this!

    Is there another way to configure this setup without using a CNAME or having the dyndns address show up? Either via custom shell scripts, router scripts, etc? My hosting provider uses cpanel and I have access to edit my dns zones through it.

    Any and all help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. ntest7

    ntest7 Network Guru Member

    Yes, that's a good free solution.

    Yes, that's how CNAME works.

    dyndns has paid custom service that will let you use your own domain name. I don't know of any free options that will do that.
    http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/custom/
    http://www.no-ip.com/services/managed_dns/plus_dynamic_dns.html
     
  3. Jedis

    Jedis LI Guru Member

  4. ntest7

    ntest7 Network Guru Member

    Find out if there is a way to automate updates for whoever hosts your private domain. You'll probably need to contact your DNS provider or ask on a forum more appropriate for that. Once you find out how to do updates automatically from a linux box, then maybe you can adapt that method to tomato.
     
  5. Jedis

    Jedis LI Guru Member

    There is not. Wondering if anyone could get this to work with Tomato, please?
     

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