Pi3 NameCheap

This is a followup to a previous post because that one stopped working, now - this works.

There’s not a lot of OC here, just clarity.

NameCheap DynDNS on a Pi3

I use NameCheap (because they’re anti-SOPA) for DNS. The client program, ddclient, can connect to NameCheap.

I’m using raspbian, so, first;

  1. run sudo apt-get install ddclient on your Pi
  2. find the dynamic DNS settings on NameCheap’s website
    • Dashboard >>> Domain List >>> Manage >>> Advanced DNS
    • they do like to change these things around
  3. halfway down the page, there should be a DYNAMIC DNS thingie
    • enable it (if you haven’t already)
    • note the blurb-what-looks-like-a-SHA
  4. edit your /etc/ddclient.confto look like this

        ################
        # namecheap ddclient.conf
        # from https://blog.dembowski.net/2013/namecheap-dynamic-dns-setup-with-ddclient/
        ################
        use=web, web=checkip.dyndns.com/, web-skip='IP Address'
        protocol=namecheap
        server=dynamicdns.park-your-domain.com
        login=your-domain-at-namecheap.whatnot
        password='blurb-what-looks-like-a-SHA'
        your-subdomain
    

After rebooting my Pi (and giving any DNS caches time to flush) I could phone-home!

… but you can also see if the DNS records on NameCheap’s website have updated.

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honks at geese. speaks the byzantine languages that make the magic boxes do the things. Someday maybe I'll retire and be a graphics programmer or demoscene coder.
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