Apple TV and Proxy DNS

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    rotblitz

    Correct, this cannot be done with OpenDNS.  Even more, Smart DNS Proxy is the same kind of service as OpenDNS, both are recursive DNS services, so you can use either the one or the other on a specific device like your TV receiver, never both in parallel.

    You would have to research if SmartDNSProxy.com provide an update client or another automatic update method for keeping your IP address information updated.  I only found that you can manually update at their dashboard.  This is what they say:

    • Remember whenever your PC/Router IP changes, our service will stop working for you. You will need to LOGIN to Smart DNS Proxy and UPDATE your IP address. So our system will check your IP address and add your new IP to our database. Then you will be able to continue using our service. If this is the first time you setup, we also suggest you to login with your PC to our site from the same Wired/Wireless network to show our system your IP address.

    Wasn't this clear enough?  Or didn't you find this information?

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    purigading

    First off many thanks for your time and trouble.   I took another look at the settings page of my own subscription account settings with www.smartdnsproxy.com/

    I have now found that there is a setting for a configuring a dynamic hostname so that my IP will be automatically updated. I entered my DynDNS url address - and I note that now it states the IP address will be automatically updated.  In addition I found on my modem/router at home there is a setting under WAN Services,  a section for "DynDNS IPV4" - so I entered my dyndns account setting (password etc).   

    Therefore I now think "hope" that my IP address as it changes will be automatically updated to SmartDNSProxy.com.  I am yet to be sure if this will be the case as my IP address not changed last 24 hours. I know I could disconnect the modem and then restart and perhaps get a new IP address and check that way, but rather than press my luck I will wait till the IP is flushed again by my internet provider with a new address and see if it all works with my connection to SmartDNSProxy.com!

    I appreciate your observation that the advice shown on the SmartDNSProxy.com states that if the IP address changes I cannot continue to use their services until it is updated manually.  But I guess that applies if I do not go to the section that allows me to enter a dynamic hostname, as I outlined above, so it is done automatically.

    I guess you did not find this information when you search their website? -  but I am glad I did and also glad you wrote me back so I could be prompted to look a little deeper into this problem I was having, let's hope I have solved it.  Cheer and Thanks again.

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    Ah yes, now I found more information at https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/Developers

    • If you are interested in learning more about using Smart DNS Proxy API to activate your IP on your own, please log in to your account and click on Smart DNS proxy API link under Options. You can simply bookmark your special link to update your IP or create your own program to execute/run this link on a pre-determined schedule of your choice.
    • For simpler solution, you can use Dynamic DNS services such as DynDNS or NoIp to automatically update your IP. Please obtain a dynamic DNS host address from one of the dynamic DNS service providers of your choice, and then enter your host address under profile section in your account. We will use this host address to automatically update your IP every time it changes, this means no more interruptions in your service when your ISP decides to change your IP.

    And again, a service like OpenDNS cannot help here.

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    purigading

    Hi there, hope u don't mind me contacting you again. I thought you may be able to enlighten me in view that what I thought would work, did not, insofar as updating my IP address with smartdnsproxy.com via my router  Here is the story:

    I activated in my account with Smartdnsproxy.com my dyn.com url , which is <gfdtv.dyndns-blog.com>

    I also entered into the WAN settings in my router for DynDNS IPV4 - my account name, password, plus where it asked for me to enter my "domain" for the dns service,  I entered also <gfdtv.dyndns-blog.com> - but as my IP changed and it was not changed at smartdnsproxy.com I reckon I did something wrong, and I am guessing it is in my router settings, and I should show something else and not what I entered which was <gfdtv.dyndns-blog.com>, same as at smartdnsproxy.com

    I sort of understand that from the side of smartdnsproxy.com they get the current IP address from accessing dyn.com using the URL I entered, but they (dyndns) must get my current IP address from what I entered into my router to update them, except, as stated, I think I am entering the wrong thing when it comes to what is to be entered for dyn "domain" in the router...?

    I was hoping you can cast some light on this for me i.e. what to enter at the side of smartdnsproxy.com (and I think I got that right)  and what to enter in my router as far as the box where I must enter "domain"  Many thanks,

    p.s.  here is a copy of my router page for the settings for my dyndns:   

     

     

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    rotblitz

    Imgur is being blocked by my OpenDNS setttings here in the network.  Please do not upload pictures to an upload service, but embed them directly here in the forum.  After looking at the picture on a smartphone on another network, and although this has nothing to do with OpenDNS:

    Your router settings are fine, and your DDNS hostname gfdtv.dyndns-blog.com was apparently updated successfully, as indicated by the message "Domain's IP updated".  It currently points at 121.211.160.69.  It seems the problem is with Smart DNS Proxy obtaining the IP address information from your hostname.

    "I was hoping you can cast some light on this for me i.e. what to enter at the side of smartdnsproxy.com"

    Sorry, I don't use this service and don't know how their dashboard looks like.  I cannot provide help with this.  Your best bet is to contact Smart DNS Proxy support.

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