Tutorials Linux DDNS Update Client ez-ipupdate
This document describes a method to setup ez-ipupdate to automatically update a dynamic DNS hostname to your Palm Pre's WAN IP address living on ppp0. for updating your Pre's DNS information using a Dynamic DNS service. If your Dynamic DNS service only offers updating via URL, or your service is not supported here, you may want to check Tutorials_Linux_DDNS_Update_Client_wget.
The benefit of the ez-ipupdate configuration on this page is that it only runs when the IP address changes on your Pre. This way it doesn't use any memory/CPU or other resources on an ongoing basis.
Every time your pre connects to the network, its IP address changes. If you want to access things on the Pre itself via the EVDO network, this is a pain since you have to look up the IP address each time. Dynamic DNS services allow you to have a stable name for the pre like: mypre.dyndns.org and each time the address changes on the Pre, the phone itself will update the IP address at dyndns.org so that your name always works.
ez-ipupdate package in the Optware feed in Preware
ez-ipupdate has now been added to the Optware package feed in Preware. To configure it, just edit /opt/etc/ez-ipupdate.conf as detailed below, and everything else is automatic. You only need the service-type, user and host entries - the other configuration entries like interface, etc are handled automatically.
- This page assumes that you have just finished the procedure on the Portal:Accessing_Linux page, and are still logged in as root via telnet, novaterm, or novaproxy.
- You should also have gone through the next steps page.
Create a Dynamic DNS Account at one of the following:
- http://gnudip.cheapnet.net (GNUDip)
- http://www.dyn.ca (GNUDip)
Update freedns.afraid.org and other URL-based update services.
Enabling write access to the file system
mount -o remount,rw /
/opt/bin/ipkg-opt install ez-ipupdate
You will need to create a /opt/etc/ez-ipupdate.conf file that has the information you gathered when you created your DDNS account in step 1. Here is an example /opt/etc/ez-ipupdate.conf file to base your work off of
service-type=MY SERVICE PROVIDER user=MYACCOUNT:MYPASSWORD interface=ppp0 host=MY.HOST.NAME cache-file=/opt/var/run/ez-ipupdate.cache foreground retrys=5
Note legal service-type values are:
ez-ip pgpow dhs dyndns dyndns-static dyndns-custom ods tzo easydns easydns-partner gnudip justlinux dyns hn zoneedit heipv6tb
On the pixi, use interface=rmnet0 for file /opt/etc/ez-ipupdate.conf (instead of ppp0, as shown above).
Create the directory /opt/var/run needed for software such as ez-ipupdate for it's cache and run file
mkdir -p /opt/var/run
6. Test your settings
/opt/bin/ez-ipupdate -c /opt/etc/ez-ipupdate.conf
When this step completes successfully then we can make it automatic.
Make this run whenever your ppp0 (EV-DO) IP address changes:
You can do this by adding a script to /etc/ppp/ip-up.d called 09update-ddns. Here are the contents of that /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/09update-ddns:
#!/bin/sh /opt/bin/ez-ipupdate -c /opt/etc/ez-ipupdate.conf -q > /dev/null 2>&1 || /bin/true
Make this script executable
chmod 755 /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/09update-ddns
Remount the file system as readonly
mount -o remount,ro /
For your terminal settings to work better you should look here - Putty settings for DynDNS
- Tutorial by dreadchicken.
- Verified to work as written by optik678, ultraBlack and hopspitfire.
- Simplification and more details by Dax Kelson.
- ez-ipupdate added to Preware by Rod Whitby.