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Dynamic DNS: Best Free Service providers to setup and use on Tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by crashnburn, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. crashnburn

    crashnburn LI Guru Member

    Dynamic DNS: Free Service providers you use on Tomato?

    - Share your experiences:
    Reliability/ Stability/ Availability, Quick signup on site? Setting up/online configuration?
    Easy of Setting up w Tomato Configuration, Up/Down Time, etc?
     
  2. Makaijin

    Makaijin LI Guru Member

    I used no-ip.com a few years back with stock tomato on a WRT54GL with good results. It was pretty easy to setup. After registering on the website, on tomato you just select no-ip.com on the drop down menu, put your username and password, press apply and that was it. But no-ip do make you log in to their website at least once every 3 months to keep your free domain alive. They send you an email reminder when the 3 months is almost up. I stopped using them a over a year ago as I no longer host anything from my home machine, so I can't tell you if anything's changed recently.

    You could always check out the supported provider list in your favourite tomato build and just pick one that you fancy. You can't really go wrong.
     
  3. molnart

    molnart Networkin' Nut Member

    i am using dyndns. too bad the free version only supports 2 hostnames. i have also tried no-ip.com, but i didnt like the interface
     
  4. PBandJ

    PBandJ Networkin' Nut Member

    +1 dyndns. Been using their service for ages.
     
  5. mraneri

    mraneri LI Guru Member

    Dyndns for me. For me it was set it and forget it. With stock firmware, support was buggy and I would occasionally get a warning about abuse or expiration. (Either the router would pound the server with updates and they'd shut me down, or the router would stop sending updates all together and after 30 days, the host would expire.) For 5 or so years I've been using tomato, I've never had to worry about it. It just works, all the time.

    Never had a problem since.
     
  6. LanceMoreland

    LanceMoreland Network Guru Member

    I use Dyndns.com and afraid.org.
     
  7. ulyan

    ulyan Networkin' Nut Member

    Dyndns. Tomato's dynamic update client works flawlessly over https.
     
  8. thepoch

    thepoch Serious Server Member

    FreeDNS for me. Was a long time DynDNS user, but their recent changes are confusing about creating a free account. FreeDNS is pretty simple.
     
  9. RobF

    RobF Serious Server Member

  10. kisenberg

    kisenberg Addicted to LI Member

    I prefer dns.he.net for my domains. In addition to this, you can get an IPv6-tunnel. Both, tunnel and dynamic host are updated with only one entry.
     
  11. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

    I have used DynDNS for years with no problems. But if your IP doesn't update periodically it will delete your account.

    I now also use Joker, where I've registered some personal domains. Joker supports the DNS dynamic IP feature, so I can create as many dynamic hostnames as I want in mydomain.com.
     
  12. NeutralGold

    NeutralGold Serious Server Member

    I've been using FreeDNS(afraid.org) and it is surprisingly good. I only had one issue figuring out the "Token" to use in tomato so that it kept it updated. A quick google search with tomato firmware in the string quickly remedied the issue. A nifty little feature they allow is that if you use your own registered domain, you can allow others to use subdomains of the address for their ddns address. Since I use the freeddns part of it, I get a choice of some pretty good names since I don't own my own. It took me all of 5 minutes as a new user to setup, but over all it took 20 since I couldn't figure out where to get the token.

    I copied the token and saved it to a text file, so any time I upgrade firmware I'll have it. I've had 0 issues from their ddns service.

    I think the only thing that keeps people from using this one specifically is locating the token, but also note from searches they never really put any effort into looking. You just extract the series of code from the last part of the url for manual updating the ddns entry and add it to tomato. Easy as pie.
     

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