Update OpenDNS with my Dynamic IP?



  • Hi there,

    is anybody using OpenDNS with a dynamic IP? How do you guys update your IP to OpenDNS with pfSense? I do not want a client installed on any on my machines for that purpose…

    Thanks in advance!



  • I'm using OpenDNS with a Dynamic IP. My IP doesn't change that often, about 2 times a year. So when my IP changes I just go to the site and manually update. If your IP changes often then you are going to have to install a client. I don't see any way around it.



  • @jlepthien:

    is anybody using OpenDNS with a dynamic IP?

    Which version of pfSense?



  • @wallabybob:

    @jlepthien:

    is anybody using OpenDNS with a dynamic IP?

    Which version of pfSense?

    See my signature…



  • @tommyboy180:

    I'm using OpenDNS with a Dynamic IP. My IP doesn't change that often, about 2 times a year. So when my IP changes I just go to the site and manually update. If your IP changes often then you are going to have to install a client. I don't see any way around it.

    I have a regular VDSL line, so the ip changes every day…



  • Services -> Dynamic DNS



  • @Perry:

    Services -> Dynamic DNS

    Well, thanks. I know how to update DynDNS for example, but that doesn't help update the IP on OpenDNS…



  • Service Type: Select opendns

    hostname:  the network name you use in opendns

    username: your opendns username

    password: your opendns password



  • @Perry:

    Service Type: Select opendns

    hostname:  the network name you use in opendns

    username: your opendns username

    password: your opendns password

    Oh sorry m8. Didn't see that OpenDNS was in there. Thanks! Will check it out…



  • hi, if i use multi-wan and make load balance between two lines,
    are the following setting correct?
    wan 1
    Service Type: opendns
    Interface to monitor :  wan1
    Hostname:                2MC //the label of network for first line
    MX :                        empty
    Wildcards:                  uncheck  <–- i dont understand it
    Username:                  MY USERNAME
    Password:                  my password

    wan 2
    Service Type: opendns
    Interface to monitor :  wan2
    Hostname:                1MC //the label of network for first line
    MX :                        empty
    Wildcards:                  uncheck  <--- i dont understand it
    Username:                  MY USERNAME
    Password:                  my password

    correct or not???
    thanks



  • I had recently the same question how to update dynamic IP Adresses in pfsense with OpenDNS / DNS-O-Matic and I didn't find any solution unless the following changes in the version control repository of pfSense.

    http://redmine.pfsense.org/projects/pfsense/repository/revisions/52e6fdfdaebeb754c5a6029c5a801756a7f9c835

    These changes are basically adding support for OPENdns but unfortunately the look and feel of the Dynamic DNS page was changed and the user/password is transmitted directly in the URL what didn't work in my case because of some special characters. So I did some changes on the scripts and they are working fine in the stable 1.2.3 release of pfSense. The solution is working perfect and the IP address is updated as soon as it is changed. I know that you are working with the 2.0 beta but maybe the files can be used in your case also. I changed the following (attached) files  /usr/local/www/services_dyndns.php and /etc/inc/dyndns.class. You have to remove the .txt extensions. Attachments with .class and .php are not allowed.

    I hope this was helpfull

    dyndns.class.txt
    services_dyndns.php.txt



  • how can pfsense auto update opendns with out i manual update it, i need pfsense auto update the ip every change of ip in router with out i do any thing
    and what the use of wildcards?
    thanks


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