DNS client for mac to update dynamic IP address

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by malloy82, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. malloy82 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I have changed my ISP and now have a dynamic IP address.
    Im wanting to use a free DNS service like everydns.com so that I can still connect to my leopard server from outside the office.

    I know i have to setup a domain on my server and have it point to the dynamic IP address.

    Question: What sort of client should I use that will update my DNS record when my IP address changes?
    Also what free dns services are around that support Mac's? I use everydns.com but their DNS clients are only for windows.

  2. VideoFreek macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2007
    DynDNS is free and it has a Mac OS updater client:


    Another possibility: many routers now support dynamic DNS with the more popular services like DynDNS. This is ideal, as it means one less thing to run on your Mac. You can find a partial list on DynDNS's site under "certified hardware," but I think many more routers support this than just the ones listed there.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

    If you have a free account, once in awhile (90 days without activity I think) you might get a email requesting you to renew the domain.

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