A modern and flexible dynamic DNS client
dnsupdate is a dynamic DNS client that has first-class support for IPv6 and aims to be easily configurable to meet the needs of any situation. Unlike most other dynamic DNS clients, dnsupdate has been designed from the start to support IPv6 and many different update services. It is written in Python and configured using YAML, making it easy to use and extend.
- Built-in support for FreeDNS, nsupdate.info, as well as any service that uses the standard DynDNS protocol
- IPv6 support
- Simple YAML configuration file
- Obtain addresses from a web service, router or local interface
- Only submits an update if the address has changed
- Respects API return values to avoid abuse bans
pip install dnsupdate
Alternatively, you can simply download and run
It is also available on the Arch Linux AUR.
- Python ≥3.5
- Beautiful Soup (optional, for scraping router pages)
- netifaces (optional, for getting local addresses)
dnsupdate is configured using a single YAML file.
The path to the file can be specified on the command line. If not,
dnsupdate will try to use
/etc/dnsupdate.conf, in that order.
Most users will likely be satisfied with a simple configuration like this:
dns_services: - type: NSUpdate args: hostname: example.nsupdate.info secret_key: 26Yg7wUhxo
More examples are available in the
Full documentation is available here: https://dnsupdate.readthedocs.io/
usage: dnsupdate [-h] [-f] [-V] [config] Dynamic DNS update client positional arguments: config the config file to use optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -f, --force-update force an update to occur even if the address has not changed or a service has been disabled -V, --version show program's version number and exit
Documentation is available online, but it can also be built locally by running:
python3 setup.py build_docs