I am trying to get the DynDns to automatically update.
I noticed that there is an entry in the crontab for rc.dyndns.update but i dont think the cron jobs are running. I have even tried running the rc.dyndns.update manual but that does not actually update the DNS.
I have downloaded the ddclient and that does work to update. Now my issue is getting that to run as a daemon or cron job.
The crontab command i am trying "crontab 10 * * * * root /etc/ddclient/ddclient" i get the error "crontab: 10: No such file or directory"
I have also tried "crontab -u root /etc/ddclient/ddclient" and get the error "crontab: errors in crontab file, can't install"
i have copied the daemon ddclient to the /etc/rc.d/ when i try to run the daemon i get "Command not found"
According to the README i need to run the chkconfig –add command but that command does not exist.
So i am stumped.
My Dns has not been automatically updated in 3 days. I have had to manually do it.
Need to add i am on version 1.2 - RC3
So… i found me a work around.
1. I install the ddclient to /etc/ddclient/
2. then create a script /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ddclient.sh
echo 'Running ddclient minicron'
case "$1" in
minicron 7200 /var/run/ddclient.pid /etc/ddclient/ddclient
3. chmod 755 ddclient.sh
cmb last edited by
It's not run from cron (and it's not ddclient), it runs automatically when your IP changes.