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Help Setting Up (and verifying) Afraid DNS


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#1 gil_happy

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:27 PM

Hello,
 
I need help setting up and configuring afraid DNS (I will soon configure on my DDWRT router).  When I look at the 'FAQ' section on the freedns.afraid.org website, it seems like it is over complicated for what I need to do.  Here is what I have / need to do:
 
- I have created a VPN to my home DDWRT router and rather than use the x.x.x.x IP to connect to it, I want to use a DNS name.
    Hopefully if my public IP address ever changes, the DNS entry will update to my new public IP
- I know my public IP address of my home internet service.
- It looks like I have registered a subdomain (xxxx.ignorelist.com)
- My question is how do I 'bind' the name (xxxx.ignorelist.com) to my IP address?
    - How do I verify what it is before I make the change, and then how do I verify it after I make the change?
 
Lastly, how to I confirm if this is propogated throughout the internet and whether it is working? (this is probably similar to the above).
 
Thanks in advance!


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:12 AM


rather than use the x.x.x.x IP to connect to it, I want to use a DNS name.
    Hopefully if my public IP address ever changes, the DNS entry will update to my new public IP
 
That's what DNS does, it resolves a domain to an IP......you cant connect to anything unless you broadcast an IP which has been resolved?
 

 

 

I know my public IP address of my home internet service
 
​You mean the WAN addy of the computer your sending/receiving from?
 

 

 

My question is how do I 'bind' the name (xxxx.ignorelist.com) to my IP address?
 
You would normally have to get the webhosts name servers, then enter them into the domain registrars database so that your domains are pointed to your webhosts name servers.
Have your webhost for ignorelist.com enter your domain in their name server, or in apache if they're using virtual domains.

Edited by Replicator, 16 January 2018 - 08:17 AM.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

Hello, this issue is now resolved....  Essentially one just needs to follow this guide:

 

http://freedns.afraid.org/guide/dd-wrt/






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