what is my fqdn?

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    rotblitz

    There is no FQDN with OpenDNS.  OpenDNS do not provide dynamic (authoritative) DNS services or related hostnames (FQDNs), just recursive DNS to answer your DNS queries out of your network.  You had to look for another DDNS service somewhere else.

    "haven't found anything"  -  You cannot.  There's nothing but a dozen other threads here where this is explained already.

    "What I can say is that ddclient is not working."

    It is most likely working and correctly configured and keeps your IP address information registered at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ as should be.  OpenDNS needs this information to associate your DNS queries with your OpenDNS dashboard settings.

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    Anthony Honciano

    Hello,

    Sorry to hear you're experiencing difficulties, however as @rotblitz noted, OpenDNS is only a recursive DNS. We do not provide a dynamic host names such as dyndns or no-ip. 

    Please let us know if you have any other questions, and we'll be more than happy to help you.

    Best regards

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    Brian Hartvigsen

    Use just your network label in ddclient.  So if you have the network labeled as "Home" in your Dashboard, then the "hostname" in ddclient would be just that, "Home".

    I've tested ddclient with both my password quoted and unquoted and had no issues.  I would recommend running "ddclient -debug -verbose -noquiet -force" and check the output.  It should tell you everything you need to know to figure out what's going on.

    We don't do any authoritative or dynamic DNS hosting so there is no FQDN for you to point to or at.

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    ab0

    Thanks for the replies folks.

    @rotblitz - didn't find any of the threads you believe I should have found. Or they weren't so clear to me as they are to you. I did search on "fqdn" and "whats my fqdn". Since I've made my post searching on "fqdn" returns only this thread. I came to opendns.com while I was searching for providers of Dynamic DNS services to replace dyndns.com because an article I found listed opendns.com as one of several providers of free dynamic dns hosting. IOW I had info from a third party source that was right about the other providers it listed. I figured the reason I wasn't finding it here had to be because I couldn't figure out where to look.

    @Anthony - learned something, didn't know of recursive DNS until I read your note.  For now I'll stick with just "knowing of it". Expect I have a while, if ever, before I have a need to understand/use it.

    @Brian - seems you're right... I logged in to OpenDNS on my phone over 4G and it showed my current PPoE address from my ISP. Expected my phone's IP to be reported and didn't understand the web site was reporting my PPoE IP not the public IP of the device browsing the site. Every other web site I've used to look up IP address shows the public IP of the device that's connecting. So I thought I was seeing the same thing at OpenDNS. I thought, "of course, that's what I'd see, that's what these sites do, report current IP".

    Anyway, thanks again for the replies. A suggestion to you OpenDNS guys, perhaps you'll consider getting something up in a FAQ that explains as clearly as you have that fqdns and dynamic IP updating aren't available here.

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    rotblitz

    Your problem is that the service you're looking for is not called FQDN, but something like "dynamic DNS service with hostnames".

    As I said: "There is no FQDN with OpenDNS.  OpenDNS do not provide dynamic (authoritative) DNS services or related hostnames (FQDNs), just recursive DNS to answer your DNS queries out of your network.  You had to look for another DDNS service somewhere else."

    "Expected my phone's IP to be reported and didn't understand the web site was reporting my PPoE IP not the public IP of the device browsing the site."

    No, do not expect this.  It will not be the case with a dynamic DNS service too.  You see the IP address registered with the service and maybe the IP address you connect from to allow for easier update.  You most likely will not perform this update if you're underway.

    "Every other web site I've used to look up IP address shows the public IP of the device that's connecting."

    Sure, if this is the purpose of the website. like whatismyip.org

    "A suggestion to you OpenDNS guys"

    I'm not, I am just a user.

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    ab0

    rotblitz - seems there's some miscommunication. sorry for that.

    Re: the phone, got exactly what I described I expected. At a site like whatsmyip the website reports a different IP for the phone over 4G than for one of my hosts from the network. If the phone's on the network whatsmy ip reports the same IP for the phone and other hosts on the network. The insight came when using the phone on 4G and a host on the network to connect to OpenDNS and check the IP reported for the network. In both cases, and as you already know, OpenDNS reported the same IP. At that point it became apparent OpenDNS wasn't reporting where the IP the connection was being made from.

    My suggestion was meant for Anthony and Brian because they identify themselves as OpenDNS.

    And again Anthony and Brian thanks for the clear communication. I hope you will consider my suggestion. I have to acknowledge it makes sense not to find it in a search here because it's not offered. People like me who discover your site by way of a list of that claims to identify dynamic DNS providers (and in the case of other sites the list is correct) can be confused because they don't find what that source says is here and don't know what recursive DNS is. A short entry in the FAQ with search tags like fqdn and dynamic dns would help people find the "it's not here" answer much quicker.

    Anyway, I'm unsubscribed from the thread now and off to other things.

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