Aug 212013
 

Recently I’ve published an article about “DynDNS and ddclient: access your Linux from anywhere“, and some people commented that the services on DynDNS are not free anymore, so this is an alternative by Adam Buchanan first published on his interesting blog

This has nothing to do with search engine marketing, but everything to do with automation. If you’ve ever wanted to host a server at a location that doesn’t have a static IP address then you know just how much of a pain it can be.

Hopefully by the time you read this you’re familiar with what DNS is and what dynamic DNS is. If not, those links should catch you up to speed quick enough. I’ve tried a few different dynamic DNS providers but for the past few years I’ve been using freedns.afraid.org. I don’t host this site (of course), but I do host FTP and a few other services that allow me to get to my machines at home where ever I am.

I’m writing this post today because I just happened to have to update my scripts that keep my DNS up to date when my IP changes today.

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Jul 282013
 

Article By Oussama Krifa

Accessing your home computer (I’ll call it server on this article) from a remote location (that I’ll call client) outside the local network, can be very interesting, for example, listening to streaming music played by MPD, managing downloads in the bittorrent client Transmission through its web interface, controlling the machine via SSH … However, before accessing your server remotely, you must know the “address” or IP (Internet Protocol address), but generally at home they are provided dynamically, through the Internet Service Provider, so it’s not so easy to know the IP of your home server.
We will see how to automatically update the DNS name on a domain name server (DynDNS) with the current IP address of the server thanks to ddclient. Continue reading »

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