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Dynamic DNS Screen

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Last Modified 2022-05-11 11:36 EDT

Use the Services > Dynamic DNS screen to configure Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS) service for your TrueNAS. This is useful when TrueNAS is connected to an ISP that periodically changes the IP address of the system.

ServicesDynamicDNSOptions



General Options

NameDescription
ProviderSelect the provider from the dropdown list of supported providers. If a specific provider is not listed, select Custom Provider and enter the information in the Custom Server and Custom Path fields.
Custom ServerDisplays after selecting Custom Provider in the Provider field. Enter the DDNS server name. For example, members.dyndns.org denotes a server similar to dyndns.org.
Custom PathDisplays after selecting Custom Provider in the Provider field. Enter the DDNS server path. Pahty syntax can vary by provider and must be obtained from that provider. For example, /update?hostname= is a simple path for the update.twodns.de custome sever. The host name is automatically appended by default. For more examples see In-A-Dyn documentation.
CheckIP-Server SSLUse HTTPS for the connection to the CheckIP Server.
CheckIP ServerName and port of the server that reports the external IP address. For example, entering checkip.dyndns.org:80 uses Dyn IP detection to discover the remote socket IP address.
CheckIP PathPath to the CheckIP server. For example, no-ip.com uses a CheckIP Server of dynamic.zoneedit.com and CheckIP Path of /checkip.html.
SSLUse HTTPS for the connection to the server that updates the DNS record.
Domain NameFully qualified domain name of the host with the dynamic IP address. Separate multiple domains with a space, comma (,), or semicolon (;). For example, myname.dyndns.org; myothername.dyndns.org.
Update PeriodHow often the IP is checked in seconds.

Credentials

NameDescription
UsernameUser name for logging in to the provider and updating the record.
PasswordPassword for logging in to the provider and updating the record.

The SAVE button activates after you enter your domain name in Domain Name. Click to save all settings.

After configuration your DDNS service, turn on the service on the Services screen.

For more information on see Configuration Dynamic DNS