Re: ddclient not working
On Mon, 05 Dec 2011 07:34:01 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
I use ddclient to update the IP of my server in dyndns, but it doesn't
work: the IP does not get set. It has been working for years.
I have to go manually into dyndns and set the IP and the one that it has
All I see is:
hugo@HDBB:~$ ps ax | grep -i ddclient
1792 ? S 0:00 ddclient - sleeping for 50 seconds
There are no ddclient messages in syslog.
ii ddclient 3.8.0-11.3 address updating
utility for dynamic DNS services
How does one debug this?
I've never used this application before, but you can try what ddclient
web page says ("Documentation" section)¹ and launch it in debug+verbose
ddclient -daemon=0 -debug -verbose -noquiet
Instead I started looking for when it worked correctly and what the
ddclient.config was at that moment. Then I copied that .config over and
that made it work correctly.
Which brings up an interesting question: what are the answers you have
to give to dpkg-reconfigure in order to end up with a desired
ddclient.config? I.e. I know the .config I want but I don't know how to
get that through dpkg-reconfigure.
The desirec ddclient.config is:
use=web, web=checkip.dyndns.com, web-skip='IP Address'
But I don't know how to get there with dpkg-reconfigure.
In the meantime I have changed the ddclient script in /etc/init.d to
have -verbose in the OPTIONS. But I may have to add the other 2 that you