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EZ-IPUPDATE(8) Dynamic DNS client EZ-IPUPDATE(8)


ez-ipupdate - dynamic DNS client


ez-ipupdate [options]


This manual page documents briefly the ez-ipupdate dynamic DNS client.


ez-ipupdate follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-').

string to send as your ip address
file to use for caching the ipaddress
configuration file, almost all arguments can be given with: <name>[=<value>] to see a list of possible config commands try "echo help | ez-ipupdate -c -"
run as a daemon periodicly updating if necessary
shell command to execute after a successful update
when running as a daemon run in the foreground
use <file> as a pid file
URI to send updates to
string to send as host parameter
which interface to use
some stupid thing for DHS only
string to send as your mail exchange

-M, --max-interval <# of sec> max time in between updates

address to send mail to if bad things happen
set to off line mode
period to check IP if it can't be resolved
period to check IP in daemon mode (default: 1800 seconds)
be quiet
number of trys (default: 1)
change to <user> for running, be ware that this can cause problems with handeling SIGHUP properly if that user can't read the config file. also it can't write it's pid file to a root directory
change to effective <user> for running, this is NOT secure but it does solve the problems with run-as-user and config files and pid files.
the server to connect to
the type of service that you are using try one of: null ezip pgpow dhs dyndns dyndns-static dyndns-custom ods tzo easydns easydns-partner gnudip justlinux dyns hn zoneedit heipv6tb
the amount of time to wait on I/O
number sent to TZO as your connection type (default: 1)
string to send as the url parameter
user ID and password, if either is left blank they will be prompted for
set your domain to have a wildcard alias
specify easyDNS partner (for easydns-partner services)
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
print the credits and exit
print help about signals


This manual page was written by Sam Hocevar <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

February 2003 ez-ipupdate - 3.0.11b7