Version 5.4.2 – December 7, 2016

Changes

  • EULA update
  • Include LGPL license files

Bug fixes

  • Correct issue with stats beacon not conforming to strict HTTP.

 

Version 5.4.1 – October 6, 2016

Changes

  • Update localization with new strings.

Version 5.4.0 – August 30, 2016

New Features

  • Support for sending periodic timing statistics to Dyn to help improve service.

Changes

  • Updated End User License Agreement.

Version 5.3.2 – July 13, 2016

Updated

  • End User License Agreement updated.

Version 5.3.1 – June 6, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Handle missing registry keys when setting recursive DNS on a fully static network interface on Windows 10.
  • Better handling of long running API calls while performing upgrades to new versions.

Version 5.3.0 – May 5th, 2016

New Features

  • Add support for setting the machine’s recursive DNS servers to Dyn’s as an opt-out preference.
  • Windows command line support

Bug fixes

  • Fix bug causing incorrect characters to be displayed in some strings in German and Portuguese
  • Windows 10 fixes

Version 5.2.0 – September 25, 2014

New Features

  • Support secure update key for account.dyn.com in place of account credentials.

Version 5.1.0 – August 22, 2014

New Features

  • Native language support for Spanish, German, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Changes

  • Catch and log exceptions when issuing commands to Windows services.

Version 5.0.2 – May 7, 2014

Bug fixes

  • Fix IP detection on Windows XP when IPv6 support is not installed.
  • Fix issue where Dyn Updater service will not always start on boot.

Version 5.0.1 – April 8, 2014

Bug fix

  • Fix problem detecting IPv6 addresses when ‘bypass proxy’ is not enabled.

Version 5.0.0 – April 3, 2014

New Feature

  • Support for DynECT Managed DNS DDNS service

Changes

  • Attempt to restart backend service if it exits uncleanly
  • No longer considered Beta
  • Include account creation link in credentials dialog
  • Log if a corrupt configuration file is detected and reset

Bug fixes

  • Fix instance where the client may not be able to detect IPv6 address when using certain DNS resolvers
  • Fix focus issue with username field of the credentials dialog

Version 4.9.8 Beta – March 3, 2014

New Feature

  • Add proxy bypass preference to allow detecting IP addresses on an alternate port to work around proxy servers when a hostname is configured for “Automatic” IP detection

Changes

  • Interface names are now shown as human friendly names like “Local Area Connection” rather than hex strings when configuring a hostname to use the address of a local interface
  • Specify a default directory and filename when exporting log files
  • Additional logging when detecting service start failures
  • Don’t consider link-local addresses for updates when a hostname is configured to use the address of a local interface

Bug fixes

  • Fix bug causing the service to stop when an interface a hostname is configured to use no longer exists, but don’t update the hostname until it reappears or is reconfigured
  • Don’t allow editing of the hostname table via double clicking

Version 4.9.7 Beta – January 27, 2014

New Features

  • Added log viewer via ‘View Details’ link
  • Added more descriptive status in log viewer, along with a reset link when an error is encountered
  • Allow exporting configuration and logs via log viewer

Changes

  • Show a warning message in Configure Hosts if IPv6 is not detected
  • Renamed several buttons and labels for clarity
  • Include client name and version in daemon log on start

Bug fixes

  • Fix issue with upgrading not stopping the existing client and causing problems (this fix will affect future upgrades only, not upgrades to this version)
  • Handle corrupt configuration files by resetting to defaults

Version 4.9.6 Beta – January 7, 2014

This is a beta release, and a complete rewrite of the update client. Existing 4.1.x clients will not upgrade to it automatically, and should be uninstalled.

Changes

  • UI improvements including a redesigned header providing more information
  • Windows XP SP3 requirement is now enforced at install time

Bug fix

  • Fix issue with installation on non-English operating systems

Version 4.9.5 Beta – December 18, 2013

This is a beta release, and a complete rewrite of the update client. Existing 4.1.x clients will not upgrade to it automatically, and should be uninstalled. Changes below reflect differences between the 4.1.10 client and the beta.

New features

  • Cross platform code base shared between Windows, OS X and Linux
  • Support for setting IP address to an interface’s (internal) IP address
  • Support for setting a hostname to a static IP address from within the client
  • IPv6 support for Dynamic DNS hosts
  • Configure individual hostnames to be updated differently – hostnames in the client do not need to be all updated to the same IP address
  • Support for multiple accounts

Changes

  • No longer support setting the local machine’s DNS to Internet Guide
  • Support for Windows XP SP 3 or later

Version 4.1.10 – November 17, 2011

Changes

  • Display account VIP status in client.
  • Display Dyn product upgrades based on account status.

Version 4.1.9 – October 21, 2011

Changes

  • Add the option to send anonymous statistics back to Dyn to help improve the software.
  • Allow upgrading from older versions of software to be migrated to Dyn branded client.

Bug fixes

  • Restore support for Windows 2000.
  • Fix styling of buttons in configuration window.

Version 4.1.8 – September 8, 2011

New feature

  • When using Dyn Internet Guide DNS, allow most internal hostnames to still resolve correctly.

Change

  • Updated branding to Dyn.

Bug fix

  • Many stability fixes.

Version 4.1.7 – April 19, 2011

Change

  • Install Geotrust root CA (SSL) as part of install process if it’s not detected on the machine.

Bug fixes

  • Handle unexpected content in version checking gracefully.
  • Send updates for usernames less than 4 characters long.

Version 4.1.6 – April 21, 2010

Changes

  • Windows Server support.
  • Save previous DNS servers for static interfaces when enabling Internet Guide and revert them when Internet Guide is disabled.
  • Allow non-admin user to control updater service in the tray icon menu via UAC or Run As… dialog.
  • Allow non-admin user to control updater service in the configuration window via UAC or Run As… dialog.
  • Additional logging in some situations where Windows Management Instrumentation calls fail.

Bug fixes

  • Properly close event handles on each IP check.
  • Show correct updater service status in tray icon menu when using a non-admin user login.
  • Show correct updater service status in the configuration window when using a non-admin user login.
  • Greatly reduce number of I/O reads when the configuration window is open.
  • Update IP address properly in the configuration window if it changes while the window is open.

Version 4.1.5 – January 20, 2010

Changes

  • Add optional landing page after initial install for more information on Internet Guide and to create a Defense Plan.
  • Uninstall option for disabling Internet Guide, in addition to the option in the Advanced section of the updater configuration.
  • Don’t check Internet Guide option off by default in installer on Windows Server platforms.
  • Automatically refresh log display when clicking the Log tab in the configuration window.
  • Display version number in configuration window title.

Bug fixes

  • Validate downloaded host list data before use.
  • Only send alphanumeric characters in the User Agent, fixing a problem on international versions of Windows.
  • Correctly validate checkip response before use.
  • Display error messages related to lack of admin privileges or unsupported Windows versions earlier in the install process.

Version 4.1.4 – September 28, 2009

Change

  • No longer send deprecated wildcard, mx or backmx parameters when updating.

Bug fixes

  • Correct an issue causing tray icon notification bubbles to not show up on some versions of Windows.
  • Correct an issue causing tray icon tooltip information to be cut off on some versions of Windows.

Version 4.1.3 – September 15, 2009

Changes

  • Log view now automatically resizes message column and shows a horizontal scrollbar as necessary.
  • Message text shown after an abuse response to an update changed to clarify that the hostname is blocked rather than the account.

Bug fixes

  • Correctly handle the case where current DNS servers are reported as blank by Windows. This was triggering a crash on startup for some users.
  • Text in the tooltip for the tray icon was too long and was cut off.
  • Properly configure default interface blacklists when upgrading from 4.0.x via the Upgrade Assistant.

Version 4.1.2 – September 3, 2009

Changes

  • Dyn Internet Guide information and prompt when upgrading from 4.0.x using the built-in Upgrade Assistant.
  • Support for 2 character usernames.
  • Username and password no longer reset when upgrading or reinstalling the client.
  • More informative final screen when upgrading using the Upgrade Assistant.

Bug fixes

  • Correct an issue that could cause the updater service to not start at boot.
  • Update service is now properly restarted after an upgrade using the Upgrade Assistant.
  • Properly install service when upgrading from a 4.0.x client using the Upgrade Assistant.

Version 4.1.1 – August 27, 2009

Feature

Dyn Internet Guide setup assistance. Provides an option for configuring Dyn Internet Guide on your Windows computer during installation, enabling a better, faster, and safer Internet.

Changes

  • Installer only supports running the client as a Windows service.
  • Detect if the ‘@’ character (indicating an email address) is entered in the username field by accident.
  • Installer is signed with a secure code signing certificate, certifying the author as Dynamic Network Services Inc.

Version 4.0.8 – June 17, 2008

Feature

Upgrade Assistant – alerts the user when a new version is available. Downloads and installs upgrades at the user’s request. Options to disable alerts and ignore specific versions available.

Changes

  • Installer defaults to background process.
  • Updater assumes ‘Good’ status when no update is necessary.
  • Cosmetic changes, compressed GUI images (smaller executables).

Bug fixes

  • Installer adjusts privileges automatically to avoid communication issues between Updater and Configuration.
  • System calendar now invariant – fixes issues with Thai calendars (and probably many others).
  • Communication method between Updater, Configuration, and Tray icon changed to be more compatible with highly restricted systems.

Version 4.0.7 – April 21, 2008

Change

  • Added GUI support for systems with DPI higher than 96.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed bug where Updater continuously updates despite IP remaining the same.
  • Fixed bug where selecting a 3rd level domain to update also selects the 2nd level.
  • Fixed IP extraction method from DynDNS CheckIP. This should fix some issues with firewalls, malware, and some ISPs.