Wireless Masochism

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Tue Jul 5 16:03:38 MDT 2005


On Tue,  5 Jul 2005 at 15:56 -0600, Mitch Anderson wrote:
> Hans Fugal wrote:
> 
> >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." 
> > 
> >
> Maybe I'm missunderstanding how dyndns.com and friends work, but arn't 
> they relatively the same thing(with DHCP out of the picture, for obvious 
> reasons)?  The difference being dyndns.com(and friends) can't fully work 
> like the RFC because they don't have control over everyones DHCP 
> server.  You just run a client side application which allows you to 
> authenticate and update their DNS servers(which may or may not use the 
> methods described in RFC2136)?

The idea is the same, yes. The difference is how the update is done -
per RFC 2136 (which is usually dhcp server side) or with some other
client that runs e.g. in a cron job on the client side. 

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