Wireless Masochism

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Tue Jul 5 15:40:46 MDT 2005


Ah yes, the confusion of terminology rears its head again. There's DDNS
and there's DDNS. One is dyndns.com and friends, and one is RFC 2136. It
looks like the proper name for RFC 2136 DDNS is not DDNS at all but
"Dynamic Update." 

On Tue,  5 Jul 2005 at 15:32 -0600, Andrew McNabb wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 03:17:53PM -0600, Michael L Torrie wrote:
> > 
> > Interesting.  I'm not sure dynamic dns is possible client side.  Dynamic
> > DNS was first pushed by microsoft, if I recall, and it involves updates
> > to the DNS pushed by the dhcpd server, using information it received in
> > the dhcp request from the client.
> > 
> 
> Like I said, I didn't realize that it could be done server side.  We're
> all learning things! :)
> 
> Back in the day (circa 1997), we had a PPP connection, and a dyndns
> client would occasionally connect to some DNS server out there on the
> internet and tell it what our current IP address was.  It was very
> handy.  SCO++'s current cable router/WAP also has support for DDNS.
> 
> You can see a list of client programs at
> http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Internet/Servers/Address_Management/Dynamic_DNS_Services/Dynamic_DNS_Client_Programs/
> and a list of servers at
> http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Internet/Servers/Address_Management/Dynamic_DNS_Services/
> 
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> Andrew McNabb
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