dynamic DNS client for apple tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bolisaf, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. bolisaf macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    I'm trying to setup a static address so i can reach my apple tv from the outside with ssh.

    I am behind my router, so i'm trying to get my appletv to update my IP address to a service like dyndns of freedns.

    So what i'm looking for is a dynamic DNS client in the likes of 'inadyn' that can run on my appletv. I've already tried inadyn, but i got the error 'cannot execute binary file'.

    did i not install inadyn correctly? or does is simply not run on appletv? should i be using a different client?

    thanks in advance
  2. davids8477 macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2008
    I think the easiest way is to assign a staid INTERNAL IP to your Appletv and then forward a port on your router to that address.

    If you have a dynamic IP address from your ISP then there are services that can update you on the current address - such as DYNDNS.
  3. bolisaf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    hi david, thanks for your reply.

    this is what i'm actually on about. I am looking for a service that can run on my appletv and send IP updates to a website like dyndns

  4. davids8477 macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2008
    Just forward the appropriate port from your router to your local IP address for your Apple TV.
  5. jamesvdm macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2011
    Perth, Australia
    Surely you have other equipment at home that can run the DynDNS updater?
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    This isn't really how you should do it. You should setup your router with the DynDNS account info, then just set a static local IP for your ATV. Then you're good to go. Running a DynDNS client on ATV seems like a waste of resources (assuming its even available).

    This make sense?
  7. bolisaf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    You might be right on this one.

    the problem is that when i try to set up my airport express to update my host
    (click on the 'edit' button under the base station tab of the airport section in the airport utility) it doesn't work. is it because it just doesn't work with no-ip.com??
  8. hitekalex macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    Airport doesn't support dynamic DNS. Your choices are - get a router that does (e.g. Cisco/LinkSys), or run DynDNS client on a computer.

    You won't be able to do it on AppleTV.

  9. bolisaf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    i read that it might work with 'mdyndns.com' but that site doesn't seem to work anymore

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