March 18th, 2003, 04:13 AM
Own DynDNS Server
Hi I am a newbie,
I hope You can help me!
I want to run my own DynDNS Server! This means I have a static IP and I want to map IP's to addresses like "user.myaddress.org"!
I know that there are many on the web like "dyndns.org, hn.org, ..." but they won't tell me how it work!
They are using BIND or djbdns, but how?
March 18th, 2003, 08:51 AM
>> I want to run my own DynDNS Server! This means I have a static IP
Then you are not eligible to run authoritative DNS server in the first place, let alone hosting for others.
>> but they won't tell me how it work!
Because you need to start from ground up and find out what DNS really is. If you know nothing about Algebra, don't challenge Calculus.
June 20th, 2003, 04:58 AM
Running a DynDNS Server
you do not need to be a authoritive registrar to run a dyndns service. I own and operate http://www.dyndnsservices.com Windows 2000's DNS is the best choice for DynDNS in fact it has been designed to opertae in this manner E.G. Microsoft incorportion of DNS for WINS resolution. I have developed many DynDNS servers over the past few years including Services using BIND. BIND IS NOT SUITED TO THE TASK. In order to create updates in real time via BIND. BIND must be refreshed in order for changes to take effect this causes your server to be unreachable for about half a second so a few hundred users could effectivley make your server unreachable for extended periods of time. if you are really interested in running a Fully featured dyndns service I would suggest you look here http://dyndnsservices.com
June 20th, 2003, 09:09 AM
Actually you can load/reload specific zones in BIND. You don't have to do a full reload every time you make a modification. And since you should have multiple servers, a half-second down time will not interupt service anyway. Correct me with documentation if I am wrong in any of this.
June 20th, 2003, 01:22 PM
This paticular user is using a Single IP address
I am in no way knocking BIND its a hell of an application with many simple features I wish Win2k's DNS would incorporate. My point here is for a cable modem user with a single server his best option is to use Win2k's DNS Server. There are many DynDNS servers running BIND a few that I personally developed. It is must simpler to use BIND in fact here is all you need to get started.