inadyn is a C based client used to update DNS entries. This client works with all of our services as well as services provided by some of our competitors. inadyn was written by inarcis. More information can be found at InaTech.
Download: The most recent version of inadyn we have vetted can be downloaded here.
inadyn supports detecting the public IP address via our CheckIP service.
inadyn officially runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and OpenBSD.
Update Client Configurator – Generate your conf file after reading how to run inadyn
inadyn can be configured by command line options or by a configuration file. A default configuration file is /etc/inadyn.conf under Unix systems. The location of the config file can be given to inadyn via the
inadyn can be run directly from the command line like so:
inadyn --username test --password test --update_period_sec 600 --alias test.homeip.net inadyn -u test -p test --update_period_sec 600 --dyndns_system firstname.lastname@example.org --alias your.domain.tld
Here is a basic template which provides the various options available.
update_period_sec 600 # Check for a new IP every 600 seconds # Enter your Dyn username and password here username your-login # your Dyn username password your-password # your Dyn password # What kind of host is being updated? Choices are email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com dyndns_system firstname.lastname@example.org alias your-dynamic-host.dyndns.org alias another-dynamic-host.homeip.net
Here is a minimal inadyn.conf file designed to update a single dynamic DNS host.
# Basic configuration file for inadyn # # /etc/inadyn.conf update_period_sec 600 # Check for a new IP every 600 seconds username test password test dyndns_system email@example.com alias test.homeip.net
Issues To Be Aware Of
- The DynDNS update protocol supports MX, BACKMX, WILDCARD and OFFLINE options, but inadyn does not support these. Entering these options in the inadyn.conf file will result in inadyn failing.
- inadyn currently only supports updates via http. Updates over https are not supported at this time.
- inadyn only supports updating hosts for one system type at a time. dyndns, statdns, and custom cannot be mixed within the same configuration file.
- Running inadyn from the command line is a security risk because your password will show up in the process table. Be careful if you run it on a machine with multiple users.