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prevent expire of NO-IP.BIZ ddns with static ip

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by popy1234, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. popy1234

    popy1234 Reformed Router Member

    Hello guys.

    I am running shibbys TomatoUSB v1.28 on my E3200.

    Have configured my static ip in an DDNS account from NO-IP.
    TomatoUSB says updated but my account expires every 30days.
    After googling ill found this from openwrt: https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=29061

    It seems no-ip doesnt accept static ips, the workaround from above (post 3) first changes the ip to something else and a few seconds later to the rigth one.

    Is it possible to modify the tomatousb ddns script todo the same like above?

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  2. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ Addicted to LI Member

    If you just use DDNS services for name resolution of your external IP and nothing else like port 80 redirection, I'd recommend you to take a look at www.duckdns.org. I used to have na DynDNS account, and their service became too bloated over the years. Switching to duckdns did the trick for me.
  3. popy1234

    popy1234 Reformed Router Member

    Thank you for the hint.
    But ill want to use other services (ports) like vpn ...

    Would be great to have a modified ddns script for tomato like mentioned in my first post.

  4. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    Don't understand what you mean here. DNS is DNS, someone gives a hostname, and in return they get an IP address. Shouldn't matter what service you use, and I've used several.
  5. popy1234

    popy1234 Reformed Router Member

    My IP address from my ISP is static, so it doesnt change.
    I am not good on remembering numbers :rolleyes: so i have created an Dynamic DNS account from the hoster no-ip.com.
    So ill use xxxx.no-ip.com from anywhere in the internet, their DNS server returns my IP address and ill could use my home hosted services.

    TomatoUSB (and others like OpenWRT) have a feature which updates the IP address on the DDNS hoster (no-ip.com in my case) at an configurable time period an if the IP has changed. In my case i have configured my no-ip.com account in my TomatoUSB Webinterface and the WebInterface says also -> updated.

    The problem is that my IP is STATIC and no-ip.com wants that ill change my IP in 30days, if not you receive an email that yous account is inactive and you have a few days before it gets deactivated.
    In the word of no-ip.com:

    So the guys from OpenWRT have just changed their DDNS update script (see first post) to set an other IP address and after a short time to set YOUR original IP address. no-ip.com receives an other IP address and thinks all is good :)

    Can anybody change the DDNS script of no-ip.com todo this?

  6. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    If you catch the attention of one of the developers, maybe they'll change it. But your situation is special because you're using DDNS service with a static IP. Otherwise You can manually script something up. I'm a fan of the easiest solution, and would recommend afraid.org. Use one of the domains they provide, or even buy your own for ~$13/year and use its provided DNS.
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  7. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    I have to agree with lancethepants here. I can highly recommend www.afraid.org for very simple and stable dynamic DNS service. Works very well with Tomato.

    I got very annoyed by the bloated DynDNS.org service over the years too.

    In addition i have bought a domain name (no hosting) at www.joker.com (very cheap, $4+/year, very good service) and they offer dynamic DNS service for any subdomain you want (example: home.yourdomain.com) and they give you a private URL that you can just paste into the Tomato DDNS client options (Custom URL) and it will update your own sub/domain with your home IP, regardless if it has changed or not.

    So for using things like OpenVPN on my home Tomato router, i have 2 DDNS set up.
    The free afraid.org plus my own domain. And in my clients OpenVPN profile, i have both
    as servers. In case one of them is unreachable (not updated) i have a backup DNS.

    Hint: If you want to update multiple dynamic DNS services easily at once, you can
    use www.DNS-o-matic.com
  8. popy1234

    popy1234 Reformed Router Member

    thx for your replys.
    Will try afraid.org.


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