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Pete Noto

Joined: 11/14/2015

Post Need some help with Dynamic DNS service
Sunday, November 15, 2015 4:16:02 PM


I am a bit new to all this so please forgive my ignorance.

I just signed up with you, my domain is

I am looking to have it pointed to a box on my home network that I am running some video services on.

I set up three subdomains on your system., and

I would like to point each of the subdomains to a different port, so where is currently pointed at, I would like to be pointed to etc...

How do I do that?

On a separate note, I am trying to install DDClient on Ubuntu 15.10 and keep getting an error, this is what I get when I try:

sudo apt-get install ddclient
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/

Can you help me with this?

Once I do get DDClient installed I presume this is the config I should be using:

# ddclient configuration for Dynu
# /etc/ddclient.conf
daemon=60 # Check every 60 seconds.
syslog=yes # Log update msgs to syslog.
mail=root # Mail all msgs to root.
mail-failure=root # Mail failed update msgs to root.
pid=/var/run/ # Record PID in file.
use=web,, web-skip='IP Address' # Get ip from server. # IP update server.
login=myusername # Your username
password=YOURPASSWORD # Your password or MD5 of password # Update IP address for alias of your domain name

Lastly, will DDClient still return the proper IP to your service is the box that is running it is also running OpenVPN?

Thanks in adavance for your help.

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Timothy Wilkins

Joined: 5/3/2002

Post Re: Need some help with Dynamic DNS service
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:42:56 AM

1. We have port forwarding feature which will redirect traffic coming to port 80 to a port of your choice. It can be set up in 'Web redirect' section in the control panel. You may refer to for more information.

2. The ddclient install issue seems to have to do with Ubuntu and we are unable to provide support regarding this. You may refer to

3. The configuration file you provided is correct.

4. DDclient will return the public IP address of your network so if the box alone is running OpenVPN,ddclient won't be able to detect that.

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