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inadyn opendns tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by dormsearch, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. dormsearch

    dormsearch LI Guru Member

    Would there be any way to use inadyn to update the opendns ip address? I know that opendns doesn't work by default, and I really want this feature. So could I compile it somehow and make it work?
  2. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    I haven't looked into this, but it may be easier to just figure out the custom URL to use to update the IP, and then choose "Custom from the Dynamic DNS provider list.
  3. dormsearch

    dormsearch LI Guru Member


    Well, the reason I want to do this is because opendns.com uses ssl to update the ip. Unfortunately, the update dns feature, even using the custom page, does not support https. So in other words I would need to compile it with the ssl support so I could use https.
  4. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    I agree, this would be a good thing to have. I use OpenDNS to track my lookups and also use it for blocking objectionable material. Works good when the IP is right...

    - Mike
  5. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    I use OpenDNS for lookups as well (speed, typo corrections, and phishing protection), but I didn't even know they were also a Dynamic DNS provider until I read in this forum a few days ago. I agree, SSL support for Dynamic DNS services would be very good.
  6. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    They are NOT a DDNS provider.. However, in order for them to track YOUR DNS lookups, and return DNS queries the way YOU want (i.e. filter adult/objectionable sites), they need to know who YOU are. They need to know your IP address. They have a facility that works the same way the DDNS sites do so you can keep their record up to date...

    For instance, say your IP is today. They know your IP. So, when you lookup adultsite.xxx, they say, "Hey, this request is coming from He wants this site blocked. I better return an appropriate page so he doesn't see the porn."

    So, tomorrow, your ISP changes your IP address to You update your DNS provider, but you don't update OpenDNS. Now, when you request adultsite.xxx, OpenDNS says, I don't know who is at, so I better return the site they're asking for, because they haven't told me they want me to block it, and you get the porn.

    Your Dynamic DNS provider AND OpenDNS BOTH Independently need to be notified of your IP address change.

    - Mike
  7. dormsearch

    dormsearch LI Guru Member

    Exactly, so no one has any ideas?
  8. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    Ah, I sit corrected. Thanks.

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