I have recently found a need for a Dynamic DNS client for my desktop. This, based on a script from Jeremy Zawodny, is what I've come up with:
#!/bin/bash T_USER=TWITTER_USER T_PASS=TWITTER_PASSWORD T_URL=http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml cd $HOME LAST_IP=`cat .last_ip` IP=`curl -s -o - http://ip.cdzombak.net/index.php` if [ $LAST_IP != $IP ]; then echo "Twitter @$T_USER..." curl -s -o /dev/null -u $T_USER:$T_PASS -d status="$IP" $T_URL echo "FreeDNS..." curl -s http://freedns.afraid.org/dynamic/update.php?FREEDNS_UPDATE_KEY echo "$IP" > .last_ip echo "Updated FreeDNS and @$T_USER to $IP" fi
This is, of course, a bash script - meaning it is for *nix systems. It's supposed to be run via a cron job (mine is set to run every 5 minutes). The script is very self-explanatory.
Right now, it updates FreeDNS and a Twitter account with my latest IP.
One note: if you use this, make sure that
~/.last_ip is not empty, even the first time you run the script. This will cause the script to fail on line 12 - bash ends up trying to run something like
if [ != 188.8.131.52 ], which is obviously not correct.