Sync dynamic IP with openDNS service via ddclient

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Requirements - Account on openDNS

Service ddclient for sync dynamic IP need account in OpenDNS. You need:

  • Create an account on openDNS and login to OpenDNS Dashboard. Create a new Network in the settings.
  • Login on DNS-O-Matic Site using e-mail and password from OpenDNS.
  • Add new Service. From list select OpenDNS. Click button Update account info for sync OpenDNS Dashboard settings with DNS-O-Matic.

Setup openDNS in system settings

Set DNS addresses in resolv.conf file:

sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf.head

with code:
nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220

note: If Your ISP provide IPv6 support, add these DNS IPv6 addresses entries in next lines in the /etc/resolv.conf.head file:

nameserver 2620:0:ccc::2

nameserver 2620:0:ccd::2

Setup openDNS in ddclient

#1 Install ddclient:

sudo pacman -S ddclient

#2 Create backup a ddclient.conf file:

sudo cp /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf.bak

#3 Open ddclient.conf file in text editor.

sudo gedit /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf

#4 Delete current content, paste in:

note: REMEMBER - replace values email_address, password with correct values.

daemon=1800
syslog=yes
pid=/var/run/ddclient.pid
ssl=yes
use=web, web=myip.dnsomatic.com
server=updates.dnsomatic.com
protocol=dyndns2
login=email_address
password=password
all.dnsomatic.com



Save changes in a file.

#5 Run command to enable and start ddclient service daemon:

sudo systemctl enable ddclient && sudo systemctl start ddclient && sudo systemctl status ddclient

#6 Visit site: openDNS Dashboard to check sync status.

Support

Official forum topic

See Also

openDNS Homepage

DNS-O-Matic

Wikipedia Article

Set DNS and-or Nameservers

Arch Wiki: resolv.conf