alternative to NIC 2 (DynDNS, etc) services?

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Thu Jun 13 01:42:21 UTC 2002

"Brian C. Hill" wrote:

>         Ah, yes, but what if you are behind a linksys gateway and you
> don't know what your external IP address is? I will have to cook up
> something, I guess, to be able to fill in the IP_ADDRESS part of your
> example.

I'm pretty sure you can extract the WAN address from a Linksys using SNMP or something like

Worse come to worst, you could make a connection to some external box and have it tell you
what it thinks your source IP address is (know anyone who would be willing to put up a
low-usage, low-impact CGI for you on their website?)

An even kludgier way would be to have a script connect to the HTTP-based admin interface and
parse the HTML (yuck!).

But, we're getting somewhat off the topic of DNS and BIND now...

>         Does your example just create a one-off glue record? That would
> be fine, but I don't want my hand-maintained zone file being converted
> to a half-hand/half-dynamic-managed file for just one dynamically
> updated entry.  Do I need to set up one-host zone?

Yeah, I guess you would. Have you considered migrating to Dynamic Update for *all* zone

- Kevin

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