Could you tell me if you think this guidance is still best practice for linking my OSMC to my Afraid subdomain name; this post appears to be 4 years old and seems to include the actual script in the cronjob…is that even legal
Is there a better / more up to date approach?
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But, who is going to do this manually everytime? Isn’t the whole idea of ddns that it updates automatically?
Perhaps you could add the following to your post:
Step 1: In OSMC on your TV, go to MyOSMC > Services and enable Cron
Step 2: via SSH, login to your OSMC device and type: crontab -e
Step 3: a textfile opens, at the bottom add this line:
0 */4 * * * wget --no-check-certificate -O - https://freedns.afraid.org/dynamic/update.php?YOURKEYHERE
Step 4: hit CTRL+O, ENTER to save and CTRL+X …
It’s not 4 years old, those posts were from May this year so should be pretty up to date.
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Hey Geoff, first of not 4 years old and yes that script is correct since I did it from the documentation from that DNS provider.
And you can do it better but this is the simple approach without having to install additional applications like
So if you feel like coming up with a better approach then feel free,i opted for the script and a cronjob
ps. those scripts are also “as is” not providing support on em per say.
I believe you might don’t want to use the solution form the post you linked but actually just take the script from the threadowner and then just call that script from crontab.
Hey here a dirt easy ways to redirect a dns from the following services all of these are examples feel free to improve upon them some of the services are free some of em are $€£ but you might own one of those so i included them.
These are all working examples how you implement em is up too you
Here is a working example, for afraid.org’s free DDNS (you must update the URL to use your private API key from afraid.org).
curl -k "https://freedns.afraid.org/dynamic/update.…