Custom DDNS service

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srw985
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Custom DDNS service

Post by srw985 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:34 pm

I'm trying to set up DDNS with a subdomain on one of my Google Domains.

They use the same dyndns2 protocol as lots of the preinstalled providers.
I have all the config details, but the 8800AXL R2 has a dropdown box with 20+ providers with no custom provider option. If I could enter a custom value it should work fine.

I need to use 'domains.google.com' as the DDNS provider which isn't listed. Is there any way I can do this manually, like adding it via telnet instead of the webgui?

billion_fan
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Re: Custom DDNS service

Post by billion_fan » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:51 pm

srw985 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:34 pm
I'm trying to set up DDNS with a subdomain on one of my Google Domains.

They use the same dyndns2 protocol as lots of the preinstalled providers.
I have all the config details, but the 8800AXL R2 has a dropdown box with 20+ providers with no custom provider option. If I could enter a custom value it should work fine.

I need to use 'domains.google.com' as the DDNS provider which isn't listed. Is there any way I can do this manually, like adding it via telnet instead of the webgui?
I'll ask our engineers

evansnp
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Re: Custom DDNS service

Post by evansnp » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:20 pm

I had the same problem, and somebody steered me towards DNS-O-Matic (which is in the list), which is basically a broker for pretty much any type of service. I've been using it for several years now, with no issues.

ittroll
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Re: Custom DDNS service

Post by ittroll » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:16 am

billion_fan wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:51 pm
I'll ask our engineers
Did anything come of this?

It looks like OpenDNS have broken DNS-O-Matic for many routers. See here for more:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=21994&p=38416&hilit=ddns#p38416

A Custom URL Update option would really help expand the options.

billion_fan
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Re: Custom DDNS service

Post by billion_fan » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:23 am

ittroll wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:16 am
billion_fan wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:51 pm
I'll ask our engineers
Did anything come of this?

It looks like OpenDNS have broken DNS-O-Matic for many routers. See here for more:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=21994&p=38416&hilit=ddns#p38416

A Custom URL Update option would really help expand the options.
Nothing yet

evansnp
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Re: Custom DDNS service

Post by evansnp » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:41 pm

Hmmmm ... I'm still using DNS-O-Matic with no problems!

ittroll
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Re: Custom DDNS service

Post by ittroll » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:55 am

billion_fan wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:23 am
Nothing yet
Please can you ask engineering again. It's been a while.

ittroll
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Re: Custom DDNS service

Post by ittroll » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:01 am

evansnp wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Hmmmm ... I'm still using DNS-O-Matic with no problems!
Interesting, what model is that? I just get ddnsd: update all.dnsomatic.com request failed. Please check the setting. But there is very little in the way of settings to change.

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evansnp
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Re: Custom DDNS service

Post by evansnp » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:22 pm

Model Name BiPAC 8800AXL R2
System Up-Time 25D 9H 11M 39S
Software Version 2.52.d15

Note: The 'Host Name' field is the name of your domain, as configured in DNS-O-Matic e.g. Nigel.evans.co.uk
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evansnp
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Re: Custom DDNS service

Post by evansnp » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:28 am

I find this hard to believe, but since looking at my DDNS settings, and doing the screen grabs last night, my log is full of ddns update errors!

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Aug 11 10:09:09 user info syslog: ddnsd: update xxxxxxx request failed. Please check the setting.
Aug 11 10:09:19 user info syslog: ddnsd: xxxx (ppp1.1) IP has changed from 86.145.206.24 to 86.xx.xx.xx
Aug 11 10:09:20 user info syslog: ddnsd: update xxxx request failed. Please check the setting.
Aug 11 10:09:30 user info syslog: ddnsd: xxxxxx (ppp1.1) IP has changed from 86.145.206.24 to 6.xx.xx.xx
To me, it looks like something has changed on the DNSoMatic end which Billion doesn't like, but my Synology NAS's ddns service is happy with,

@Billion_Fan: can this be looked into as a matter of urgency please, as this is the only way that a lot of people can access a ddns service?

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