Dynamic Address & HE.net



  • After putting it off for a few decades, I thought it was finally time to see what all the IPv6 fuss was about. I went over to HE.net and set up a tunnel. I then configured the tunnel on 2.3.2_1. Surprisingly, there was very little drama!  ;D

    Everything went smoothly, until I tried to configure the HE.net DynDNS service. I'm using the following credentials:

    Hostname: Tunnel ID #
    User Name: Name used to log into HE account
    Password: Update key from the HE advanced tab

    And here is a snippet from the log (note: the log is in reverse order):

    
    Oct 14 20:45:47	php-fpm	19950	/services_dyndns_edit.php: phpDynDNS (367945): (Unknown Response)
    Oct 14 20:45:47	php-fpm	19950	/services_dyndns_edit.php: phpDynDNS (367945): PAYLOAD: abuse
    Oct 14 20:45:47	php-fpm	19950	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS he-net (367945): _checkStatus() starting.
    Oct 14 20:45:47	php-fpm	19950	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS he-net (367945): _update() starting.
    Oct 14 20:45:47	php-fpm	19950	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS (367945): running get_failover_interface for wan. found em0
    Oct 14 20:45:47	php-fpm	19950	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS he-net (367945): 209.169.89.137 extracted from checkip.dyndns.org
    Oct 14 20:45:24	php-fpm	19950	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS: updatedns() starting
    
    

    Can anyone decipher and/or point me in the right direction?

    I had initially used the wrong credentials, because I was following a dated forum post. Have I committed an egregious sin and locked myself out? It certainly was not my intention to abuse their service. The tunnel still works, BTW.

    Thanks in advance for looking!



  • Hi,

    I'm using HE.net also.
    My WAN IPv4 changes every week or so, so I have to use the same "DNSDNS" service.

    You choose "HE.net Tunnelbroker", right ? (NOT HE.Net (v6) or HE.net).

    I se this in my logs :

    /rc.dyndns.update: Dynamic DNS he-net-tunnelbroker (245809): 109.223.188.198 extracted from local system.
    

    This is a log snippet, when the update runs automatically - and it states "he-net-tunnelbroker", NOT like you : "he-net".

    The host name is a number with 6 digits.



  • Gertjan's got it most likely… Hurricane Electric offers free DNS service as well, and that's what the HE.net and HE.net (v6) are for... HE.net Tunnelbroker is what you want to pick to update the IPv4 address for your IPv6 tunnel.



  • @Gertjan:

    Hi,

    I'm using HE.net also.
    My WAN IPv4 changes every week or so, so I have to use the same "DNSDNS" service.

    You choose "HE.net Tunnelbroker", right ? (NOT HE.Net (v6) or HE.net).

    I se this in my logs :

    /rc.dyndns.update: Dynamic DNS he-net-tunnelbroker (245809): 109.223.188.198 extracted from local system.
    

    This is a log snippet, when the update runs automatically - and it states "he-net-tunnelbroker", NOT like you : "he-net".

    The host name is a number with 6 digits.

    This is a good call. I know better than to try and resolve problems after midnight, but I persist, nonetheless. Yes, I was using HE.net as the DynDNS type. I have since changed this to he-net-tunnelbroker. Unfortunately, I am now getting complaints about "Missing/Invalid Parameters."

    
    Oct 15 13:55:07	php-fpm	89519	/services_dyndns_edit.php: phpDynDNS (367945): (Error) Bad Request - Missing/Invalid Parameters.
    Oct 15 13:55:07	php-fpm	89519	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS he-net-tunnelbroker (367945): _checkStatus() starting.
    Oct 15 13:55:07	php-fpm	89519	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS he-net-tunnelbroker (367945): _update() starting.
    Oct 15 13:55:07	php-fpm	89519	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS (367945): running get_failover_interface for wan. found em0
    Oct 15 13:55:07	php-fpm	89519	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS he-net-tunnelbroker (367945): 209.169.89.137 extracted from checkip.dyndns.org
    Oct 15 13:54:35	php-fpm	89519	/services_dyndns_edit.php: Dynamic DNS: updatedns() starting
    
    

    If someone would be so kind, would you review what I am using for credentials, as it appears that HE has made some incremental changes over the years?

    Hostname: 6-digit Tunnel ID # - This correctly appears in (parens) in my log entries.
    User Name: The name that I use to log into my HE account.
    Password: The Update Key - sourced from the HE account advanced tab.

    Additionally, I have left the "MX" field blank and the "Enable Wildcard" box is unchecked.

    Thanks again!



  • @virgiliomi:

    Gertjan's got it most likely… Hurricane Electric offers free DNS service as well, and that's what the HE.net and HE.net (v6) are for... HE.net Tunnelbroker is what you want to pick to update the IPv4 address for your IPv6 tunnel.

    As you suspected, Gertjan spotted my error.

    Thanks; I appreciate the clarification of the purpose for those other, various options.

    Cheers!