Sunday, February 1, 2009

DynDNS, IPv6, ddclient and

Cool: you can store your (static and dynamic) IPv6 addresses on That's easier than typing or even remembering all those hexadecimal bytes.

So create an account on and create a hostname with your IPv6 address. If you can access the from your IPv6 system, it will fill out your IPv6 address automagically. That's it. It just works.

I'm now playing with ddclient and wget to announce updates of my IPv6 addresses (when working with teredo / miredo).

So far my ddclient.conf looks like this:

sander@flappie:~$ cat /etc/ddclient.conf
# Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf
# /etc/ddclient.conf

# use=if, if=
#use=if, if=web

I'm also trying to do the update with wget:

Results are not yet clear.


Anonymous said...

cool service? maybe, but i can't create a account. how can i get a account on


Quirinius said... seems to be down & gone.

Aleksandr Filatov said...

here to help

Beni Cherniavsky-Paskin said... is best alternative I found. It does NOT hand out domain names, you have to own a domain and point it to their DNS servers - but it's a free DNS server with dynamic A and AAAA support.

Alas, mainline ddclient still doesn't support IPv6 but there are patches floating around []