Notification when ISP changes IP address

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    mattwilson9090

    OpenDNS doesn't do this with their free service (and I don't they ever will, they already give away quite a lot for free) and it's not offered with any of the pay services I'm familiar with.

    However, if you use DNS-O-Matic (http://www.dnsomatic.com/) as part of your updating routing you can get messages whenever something changes. I have mind configured on my router, and DNS-O-Matic confirms or updates that my IP address is registered with OpenDNS, a DDNS service, and an IPv6 tunnel service that I use. It is an OpenDNS service, it's free, and you can use your existing OpenDNS account credentials with it.

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    ragh

    Am I understanding this correctly here,,,,my Internet provider gives me a dynamic IPs for my router and theses IPs keep changing as they are dynamic IPs, so OpenDNS giving a solution where we can use dynamic ip update client software to find the changed IP and update manually at OpenDNS so that block/allow list for my home network correctly.

    But now, is DNSOMATIC will allows us this ip updation automatically whenever there is change in IP?

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    Alexander Harrison

    The software to update dynamic IPs is available from https://support.opendns.com/entries/23282614 and is called the Dynamic IP Updater Client. DNS-O-Matic is a service which allows for the updating of OpenDNS as well as multiple other DDNS services simultaneously. 

    OpenDNS isn't an IP monitoring service and you may wish to use another service which can provide this functionality. 

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    ragh

    Thanks a lot to OpenDNS and DNS-O-MATIC and many many thanks to Alexander for all the resolutions

    looks like its working...the dynamic IP changes got updated in my OpenDNS automatically by DNS-O-Matic service and now my block/allow lists are working without any manual updates

    Below are DNS-O-MATIC history logs

    https://www.dnsomatic.com/history/
    OpenDNS details:
    History

    27.57.40.82, Apr 9, 2015 5:00 am, OK ***** Router restarted to get new Dynamic IP and DNS-o-Matic detects the change and updates OpenDNS ****
    171.76.21.3, Apr 9, 2015 4:35 am, OK ***** Router restarted to get new Dynamic IP and DNS-o-Matic detects the change and updates OpenDNS ****
    106.206.146.107, Apr 9, 2015 4:18 am, OK ****Router not restarted ***
    106.206.146.107, Apr 9, 2015 3:12 am, OK ****Router not restarted ***
    106.206.146.107, Apr 8, 2015 4:38 pm, OK ****Router not restarted ***

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    ragh

    Many Many thanks to mattwilson9090 for this very useful service/tool DNS-O-MATIC ...links as in above comments.

    Dynamic IP Updater Client from OpenDNS just finds the change in IP and shows in dashboard as attached in my screen capture, where as DNS-O-Matic (http://www.dnsomatic.com/) service updates automatically and hence no need of manual intervention required to update your dashboard/network IP




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    mattwilson9090

    DNS-O-Matic isn't mine. It's a service offered by OpenDNS and I'm not an employee.

    If you are using it just to update OpenDNS with your changing IP address DNS-O-Matic isn't necessary. The OpenDNS Updater does it directly without using a go between service. There is no "manual intervention" required once it's setup. The screenshot you included is not the updater, that's just part of the dashboard page and provides a manual method of updating the address if you aren't using an automated method. If you don't need to update additional services I'd recommend using the updater instead of DNS-O-Matic, it's simpler to use, configure, monitor, and if need be, troubleshoot if something goes wrong.

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