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.

Linux Journal Video, No-IP and Ubuntu

8 Million Downloads and Counting

No-IP’s Windows 2.1 update client has broken the 8 million download mark. A big thanks you to all of our loyal customers.

The No-IP dynamic dns update client (DUC) is the application that you run on the computer or server that you are trying to access remotely. The DUC will check your current IP address and notify No-IP to update your host names when a change occurs.

Windows DUC at Download.com

Antispam Policy Exceptions

A new mail feature has been added! Now you can specifically block or permit senders by IP, email address, or domain at the SMTP level. This means that you can use greylisting but let facebook emails skip it. Tired of backscatter from the same mail servers? Add their IP addresses to the block list and never see that email again. Friend ends up on an RBL but you want to receive email from him anyway, add his IP to your allow list. You can now be more strict in your policy requirements but permit the people you normally email to skip the policy checks. More email, less spam. The way it should be.

To manage your Antispam Policy Exceptions, log into your No-IP.com account and click Mail then Configure for your domain. Click the Antispam Policies button then Policy Exceptions.

Antispam Policy Exceptions apply to all inbound mail services including POP3, Forwarding, Backup MX, and Reflector.

Don’t have our email service but want to try it out? Buy it now here.