DynDNS was a simple system to use with my tomato 1.28 shibby router. It sent out the ip address that my ISP provides to a server and any requests to that domain were resolved easily, Now OpenDNS comes along and really really confuses everything, For example I set my network name to my ip address through the usual dashboard. OK Under advanced settings it tells me I can choose a dynamic IP update. OK so I choose it. But it tells me that I need to update my IP address with an updater and tells me to download the client for my system. OK, so I download it. BUT WHY DO I NEED A CLIENT. The router already has the capability to send the ip address to OpenDNS, since DynDNS has been doing this for years, But no, OpenDNS has to complicate this by telling you to download the client. My router says that the update is successful, Super.
But wait, that's only for connecting to the DNS servers, Why don't I just enter the DNS server IP addresses into the router setup and have done with it? Well because the only thing that OpenDNS does is enable you to filter access to any requests. The dynamic IP client certainly does not resolve my ip address - I can't ping it by myname.opends.com - it returns an " Unknown Host" error. Great.
So I try DNS o Matic. What on earth is all of this stuff. Can't someone spend just a little time to explain how this collection of scripts/ software works ? And before some eristic individual tells me that I just have not read the documentation, I have.
DNS O matic claims to have documentation. Really ? You call this paltry selection of 5 bullets documentation ?
There is no explanation of how things work. At all,
On this page https://www.dnsomatic.com/ it says it is waiting for an update. Update of WHAT ???
Please fix this mess of documentation so it does not take weeks to figure out what is going on and so I can use a OpenDNS for DDNS. Sure OpenDNS does a great job of resolving DNS, but the rest of the services are incomprehensible poorly documented and inchoate. Before someone points out that this is free, allow me to point out OpenDNS just raised $35M of venture investment - which is no small feat since it is going to provide threat protection for enterprises. Nice plan. But it all starts off because people like you and me build out the demand for a service from which new business grows.
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