Linux IP Updater
The ddclient is an open-source dynamic IP updater client that is written in Perl. If your Linux distribution does not have a recent version of ddclient, you can download the tar file by following this link.
To use ddclient with OpenDNS, please use the following configuration outline, while supplementing the account login, password, and network label lines:
## OpenDNS.com account-configuration
'opendns_network_label' is the label given to the network you're updating in your account. You can find the network label in the Settings Tab of the OpenDNS Dashboard. If you're an Umbrella customer, this is the name of the Network you've enabled Dynamic updates for in the Configuration.
1. The login is your email address with OpenDNS.
2. If you have spaces in your network label, replace them with an underscore ( _ )
3. If you have special characters in your password wrap the password in single-quotes ( ' ). If there are any single-quotes in your password, put backslash ( \ ) before the single-quote to escape the character.
To turn on the Updater, use: sudo /sbin/chkconfig ddclient on
To start the Updater, use: sudo /sbin/service ddclient start