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 has posted a video of the day showing how to setup No-IP under Ubuntu. Take a look and give it a digg while you’re at it.
Getting a Domain Name on a Dynamic Address with No-IP
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
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.
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No-IP has released an updated version of the Linux Dynamic Update Client (DUC). A potential vulnerability for buffer overflow has been discovered in the current Linux version of the client. The buffer overflow vulnerability can possibly be exploited to compromise a user’s computer for the execution of arbitrary code. Older versions of the Linux client are affected too. This vulnerability can be exploited if attacker tricks a user to connect to a fake update No-IP dynamic update server.
No-IP recommends all users running the older version of the Linux DUC 2.1.1 through 2.1.8 to upgrade to the 2.1.9 version and re-run the configuration wizard. This is done by invoking “noip2 -C” at the prompt.
The newest version is available on our website or by following this link.