Can I change the frequency phpdyndnd runs with?



  • I have been using dynamic dns updating agents (running on my Windows server) for years. The default interval on the one I settled on checks the WAN IP every 10 minutes. I had the occasion to be on the road and unable to resolve my network (due to a new WAN IP) in the past, and with the updater agent set with a 10 minute interval, I was able to properly resolve the host name within minutes.

    Judging by the system logs, phpdyndns checks once a day. Can I change the interval on the daemon?

    Joe



  • Install the Cron package and then you can edit when the script (/etc/rc.dyndns.update) runs.



  • You don't need to, it'll immediately kick it off when your WAN IP changes, and otherwise only checks once a day to update if it hasn't updated in X days (I think 30) to keep your account from being inactive in case your IP hasn't changed in that long.



  • It makes sense, given its inclusion, that it would provide for this contingency.

    Thanks.

    Joe



  • If your pfSense is behind NAT, this is still valid solution though.



  • The WAN interface is on the public Internet.

    Joe



  • @SeventhSon:

    If your pfSense is behind NAT, this is still valid solution though.

    No because it will then just register your private IP, you'll need a different dyndns client in that case.


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