||If you have a computer connected with a dynamic IP address, standard XName interface won't fit your needs. You need a way to automatically update your DNS record in your zone, to have your computer reachable even when changing its IP address.
Companies like DynDNS are providing such service. To run this for
your XName-hosted zone, you have two solutions.
||When subscribing to an external service, you will have a fixed name
to connect to your computer, whatever its IP address is. To reach it as
mycomputer.yourzone.com instead of myaccount.externalservice.org, simply
add a CNAME record on XName in yourzone.com, for mycomputer, pointing to
No extra configuration is needed on XName, you just need a client on your computer to
automatically change IP address on external service DNS servers.
XName can provide you with the same feature. |
The only point is that there is no windows client at this time,
except if you can run python or php script on your windows machine.
Firstly, on your XName interface, switch to "Advanced interface" in
your preferences page.
Then, on your zone modification page, set the TTL of your dynamic A record
to a low value (something like 10mn, ie 600, looks good).
Finally, install a client on your computer, and run it each time your IP
Here is a little client written in python, and one written in php (save source, rename
it to client-https.php, put it on your local web server, and access this
little local page to modify your remote IP address - you need to have xmlrpc installed).
Here is an other one written in PHP, to be run in command line... no web server
needed ! (save source, rename it to whatever.php, and run it when your IP has changed)
Note : using "*" as old IP address deletes all previous record with given name.
If you wrote your own XName xmlrpc client, contact us, we will be
happy to publish it here.