Use ddclient with multiple different dynamic DNS services

By | March 15, 2011

Previously, I wrote about how to use ddclient with changeip.com.  Now, even though I had decided to make the change from DynDNS.com to changeip.com I wanted my DynDNS.com free domain names to remain active for a transitional period, mostly because other people were using them.  So, the question: how do I get one instance of ddclient to update 2 different dynamic dns services?

Like this:

#ddclient.conf

#I left these at their defaults
daemon=1200                             # check every 20 min
syslog=yes                              # log update msgs to syslog
mail=root                               # mail all msgs to root
mail-failure=root                       # mail failed update msgs to root
pid=/var/run/ddclient.pid               # record PID in file.

#tell ddclient how to get your ip address
use=web, web=ip.changeip.com

#the login details for the first service (here DynDNS.com)
protocol=dyndns2                        # default protocol
server=members.dyndns.org:8245          # default server (bypassing proxies)
login=dyndnsUsername                    # default login
password=dyndnsPass                     # default password

#the domain name you want to update at the first service
first.service.domain.name

#login details for the second service (here changeip.com)
protocol=dyndns2
server=nic.changeip.com                 # default server (bypassing proxies)
login=changeipLogin                     # default login
password=changeipPass                   # default password

#the domain name you want to update at the second service
second.service.domain.name

This is kinda covered in ddclient’s documentation, but as with a lot of documentation, reading it doesn’t really lend much confidence until you already know how to use it.  So anyway, this works.

  • I have tried this over the past 24 hours & it does not update my changeip account. I have tried making changes & trying to force the update but it does not reach the destination & tells my the domain I’m updating does not exist.

    • EDIT. it worked but not updating subdomains, yet. 🙂 thanks. saved me a lot of time.