OpenNIC auto DNS updater
opennic-up Bash script can be downloaded to your preferred location.
The systemd service and timer provided are to be copied to
Arch linux package
For a full integration of the automated update process, an Arch Linux package is available here.
Scheduled update with systemd time
A systemd timer unit is provided, to enable and start the timer that will update the DNS servers twice a week, use:
# systemctl enable --now opennic-up.timer
The tools awk, sort, uniq, curl, fping, xargs, drill are required and must be found in the environment path. For Arch Linux users this corresponds to two additional packages on top of the base distribution which will be installed with the package if not already present: fping and curl.
# opennic-up [options]
options: -q quiet -v version -h help
Replaces the DNS servers with the 3 most responsive OpenNIC DNS servers for your location.
- If Network Manager nmcli is found in the path, it is used to update the DNS entries
- Otherwise the
/etc/resolv.conffile is updated directly with the new nameservers keeping the other options untouched
opennic-up.conf is the configuration file for opennic-up.
opennic-up looks for the file at the location
/etc/opennic-up.conf. Alternatively it can be saved in the user location
~/.config/opennic-up/opennic-up.conf and in this case it takes precedence over the former.