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Installation instructions for debian based distributions:

  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Debian Jessie
  • Linux Mint
  • Xbian
  • Setup repository and install

    Create repository:
    $ sudo echo "deb stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dyndns.list
    Get and install repository key:
    $ sudo wget  -O - | apt-key add -
    Update and install dyndns-client:
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get dyndns-client

    Setting up dyndns client

    Edit the configuration file in /etc/dyndns.conf:
    # API URL
    api_url =
    # Email and password of your account
    user =
    pass = yourpass
    # Uuid of the domain you want to monitor
    uuid = 5745786c38721a55853cf47e6c37492f
    Start service with upstart (Ubuntu/Mint/Xbian):
    $ sudo service dyndns-client start
    dyndns-client start/running, process 24504
    or as systemv style (Debian):
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/dyndns-client start
    dyndns-client start/running, process 24504
    In your syslog should appear something like this every minute:
    Aug 25 12:27:22 localhost /[24504]: Actual public ip is: --
    Aug 25 12:27:22 localhost /[24504]: Public IP has not changed