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DynDNS for your Raspberry Pi

September 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Configuring your Raspberry Pi to use a dynamic DNS service such as DynDNS (or EasyDNS etc) is very simple and only needs a few configuration steps.

Firstly, I’m assuming that you’ve already set up your dynamic hostname with a service provider such as DynDNS or EasyDNS. In the past I’ve always used DynDNS but they are getting more restrictive and overly commercial, so if I were to make a recommendation for someone coming into this fresh, I’d go with EasyDNS.

SSH into your server (or open a Terminal window) and download something called the DDClient.  DDClient is a very small utility that will update your hostname with your servers current external IP address automatically. You can ready more about the ddclient here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ddclient/

sudo apt-get install ddclient

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