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Uploading ddclient directly into AG241 (DynDNS problem)

Discussion in 'Phoenix Firmware' started by tom5, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. tom5

    tom5 Network Guru Member


    I have problems using dyndns.org free service with Linksys AG241 - it seems to update the IP properly at startup but then, after some time, the domain won't resolve properly. I'm using original firmware 2.01.03, Annex A. I think the Linksys's embedded DynDNS client incopatibility/lack of necessary features causes the problem.

    My question: is it possible to replace the firmware with Phoenix and upload ddclient (which I heard to be 100% DynDNS compatible) directly to the router to run on it?

    If you have another solution to make this DynDNS working properly please let me know also. I can't use software client because it is a metering device (recorder) that is connected to the network through the router and not a regular server I could run this app on.

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member


    Its not quite as easy as that, any new ddns client would have to be built into the router firmware which is a readonly filesystem. No doubt some non-volatile write area can be added in future but here must be lots of hooks inside the router control logic. I suggest you see if the bug also exists in phoenix firmware and if so file a bug report with amiga here, or "Bored Individual" over on the Aus Whirlpool forums. If they can reproduce the bug I'm 100% sure they will fix it faster than Linksys! Either by advising on work-arounds or patching the current ddns client or changing to one of the other ddns/ez-ipupdate/update_dd/ddclient as appropriate. The great thing about opensource GPL is that they can look how it is handled in other firmwares and develop the best.
  3. tom5

    tom5 Network Guru Member

    Thank you for the answer - I'll try with Phoenix and see how it performs.

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