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.

IPv6 records, now available!!

No-IP now supports the creation and setup of IPv6 (AAAA) records via the web interface. This is a feature available to our Plus Managed DNS users that have already received IPv6 records from their ISP or bandwidth provider. Please note that IPv6 is not yet supported by our software update clients.

IPv6 is the internet protocol version 6 that is set to replace the current version 4 sometime in the next upcoming years. IPv6 was introduced in 1998 and as of 2008 is being used by about 1% of the internet addressable devices in the world.

For more information on IPv6 records please take a look at this article.

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