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tinydyndns is a simple but powerful dynamic DNS solution that uses djbdns. It cooperates with the djbdns package to publish dynamic IP addresses authenticated through POP connections. On successfully authenticated POP connections, the tinydyndns-update program manipulates tinydns' constant database "data.cdb" directly without rebuilding it; this makes the dynamic DNS solution use very few system resources. Using a POP service for authentication saves the work for installing special client software, since POP clients are available for every common network-aware operating system. To provide the DNS and POP service, tinydyndns cooperates with djbdns, qmail, and cvm.

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Recent releases

  •  17 Mar 2006 21:24

    Release Notes: The project moved to a different site, and the documentation has been updated.

    •  29 Feb 2004 16:26

      Release Notes: This release can adjust time-to-live and timestamp (time-to-die or starting time) when creating or updating type A DNS records, and optionally work on records specified for a special client location. The documentation is updated slightly.

      •  03 Nov 2003 11:35

        Release Notes: The 'rebuild' target of the automatically created Makefile that is used when providing a fail-over service was fixed.

        •  16 Jul 2003 13:43

          Release Notes: This version adds documentation on how to provide a fail-over solution for tinydyndns services in case of unavailability of the tinydyndns server, with an accurately defined down-time. A minimal tinydyndns client for Unix is now included, and the tinydyndns-conf program has changed slightly.

          •  01 May 2003 15:08

            Release Notes: The three-clause BSD-license file and copyright statement were included in the tarball.


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