I have a dynamic DNS provided by OVH, called “DynHost”. To update my IP address to the service, I used the linux client ddclient.
I followed the following tutorial (in French). I reproduce here the key steps:
1. Create your DynHost account. Take note of your login, sub-domain and password.
2. Install ddclient
sudo apt-get install ddclient
3. Edit the configuration file (/etc/ddclient.conf) and use the following:
# Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf # # /etc/ddclient.conf protocol=dyndns2 use=web, web=checkip.dyndns.com server=www.ovh.com login=login password=password subdomain
Of course, you need to replace here your login/password/subdomain with the information from your account.
4. Restart ddclient
sudo service ddclient restart