Windows DUC v3.0.0 Beta Available for Preview

The new Windows DUC (Dynamic Update Client) is almost ready. We’d like to invite anyone interested in trying out the beta to download it and give it a whirl. Please let us know what you think about it and if there is anything you can think of or if you run into any bugs please let us know. You can email beta@no-ip.com if you would like to comment.

Some of the new features of the Windows DUC include:

  • Modern Interface, bye bye to the smileys :)
  • Client Tracking – A new feature coming to the site (although the web interface is not available just yet) giving some control to the client from our website, great for users managing multiple update clients.
  • Secure key based authentication, no passwords will be stored on the end user computer
  • Notifications of expiring services
  • DNS based IP check, less overhead when polling for your current WAN IP address

Download version 3.0.0b today!

Take it for a spin and let us know what you think!

Mac Update Client v3.1.3b2 Now Available

We have released version 3.1.3b2 of our Mac update client. The previous version had included the incorrect binary for the daemon mode. This would have effected Intel based systems prior to Snow Leopard vs 10.6.

Please download the new version if you are using this beta.

This has been tested and confirmed working back to Tiger 10.4.5.

Again, we welcome any comments regarding the MAC update client.

New Mac OSX Client v3.1.3b Now Available

Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve touched on the No-IP Mac OSX client. You can grab a copy of the beta over at http://www.no-ip.com/downloads.php?page=mac .

This version mainly focuses on bug fixes regarding newer versions of OS X such as Snow Leapord.

Changes to the Mac OSX Client:

  • Improved Daemon Functionality
  • Standardized Drag and Drop Installer
  • Utilizes New Logos
  • And More

Let us know if you run into any issues. We will also be re-writing the Mac Client from the ground up in the near future. If you have any feature requests let us know as we are in the planning stages for the next version 3.2.

Account Usernames Now Available

Want to use a third party update client that restricts the length of your current No-IP account email address? Perhaps you just want a shorter username to login to the website with? Yes it’s about time, we’ve gone Web 1.0 and introduced No-IP account usernames in addition to email address based logins.

Many users have requested this feature. Some hardware vendors that have embedded our dynamic dns services into their product have hard coded a fixed length of characters for the username field. Some third party vendors that have been brought to our attention seem to cut them off at about 16. Many email addresses are longer than this, so we just want to give our users the option.

Create your username today! You’ll also be prompted when to create one when you first login if you don’t have one assigned to your account.

Adding No-IP DDNS Support to your Router

The No-IP Dynamic DNS service is built in to many router and dvr products. However there are some devices that we are not featured in. Additionally, some routers that have integrated our service do a poor job at reporting errors and giving you good information in regards to troubleshooting the dynamic DNS configuration. A nice workaround to this is using DD-WRT.

DD-WRT is an open source router firmware that is available on many router platforms ( See supported devices) including Linksys and Netgear. Installing DD-WRT gives you a whole bunch of other features, such as bandwidth usage, advanced VPN features, traffic shaping, hotspot support, and a greater control over your network.

The installation is relatively easy. Keep in mind that installing this firmware does have its risks and if the instructions are not followed properly you might end up making your router a door stop :) . DISCLAIMER: No-IP and Vitalwerks Internet Solutions is not responsible for any damage done to your router when performing a flash upgrade. With that said, we have put together a guide regarding the installation of the of the DD-WRT firmware and configuring No-IP’s DDNS service.

Additionally, If you have a router that doesn’t have support for No-IP, let their support team know, a lot of companies like US, listen to their customers requests.