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DDNS_Activator

Good day all.


What are the pre-requisites to make this work? 

 

Does it just automatically link the DNS hostname to the current IP assigned to you from the Telkom server side? Because there is no client to be installed anywhere.


More specifically must I use Telkom DNS servers to make this work? Because it seems to have stopped working since last week's DNS problems when I switched to OpenDNS instead.

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Re: DDNS_Activator

@SauRoN, You shouldn't need to use the Telkom DNS servers - that would defeat the purpose. Surely your non Telkom / 8ta cellphone connection should be able to resolve the DDNS hostname for it to have any value whatsoever?

 

That said, I had no luck with the DDNS either and am going to "jump ship" on this one. Two (2) potential alternatives are:

1) D-Link's free service if you have  a D-Link router - https://www.dlinkddns.com

2) Dyn - www.dyn.org

 

Hope this helps

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Re: DDNS_Activator

@SauRoN You shouldn't need to use the Telkom DNS servers - that would defeat the purpose. Surely your non Telkom / 8ta cellphone connection should be able to resolve the DDNS hostname for it to have any value whatsoever?

 

That said, I had no luck with the DDNS either and am going to "jump ship" on this one. Two (2) potential alternatives are:

1) D-Link's free service if you have  a D-Link router - https://www.dlinkddns.com

2) Dyn - www.dyn.org

 

Hope this helps

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Re: DDNS_Activator

Yeah the problem is they don’t use a convensional Client side hostname with authentication solution.

Presumably as they issue the IP to you I’m guessing they just update it Server side.

I had it working just fine but then it stopped. Changes back to Telkom DNS and it worked for a while then stopped again so I agree it’s probably not required.

But it’s too inconsistent and will probably switch back to DynDNS.
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Re: DDNS_Activator

@SauRoNFYI, my Telkom supplied modem is a D-Link. D-Link offer a free DDNS (actually hosted on DynDNS Smiley Happy). Set up was straight forward and within 5 minutes my DDNS is working!

 

1) Have your D-Link router serial number (on the box and on the router whichever is more accessible)

2) Have your D-Link router MAC address handy ((on the box, on the router or in the router console)

2) Go to https://www.dlinkddns.com and create a free account (max 1 xxx.dlinkddns.com hostname)

3) Log into the router console.

4) Under Advanced DDNS create a new entry 

 

Thats it - all done

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