DonDNS - Free Dynamic DNS Service

    DonDNS for FreeBSD

    Download from GitHub

    1 Introduction

    With the free DonDNS script, you'll have your PC accessible from everywhere, even if your ISP changes your IP address on every connection.

    Use one of your domains as a CNAME to access your PC from the Internet. You won't need to remember your IP address anymore.

    Based on the 0.9.1 version from Borja Ruiz Castro (borja at

    2 Download & installation

    You can download the necessary files directly from this link to GitHub and then follow these steps:

    Install curl via ports (option 1)

    cd /usr/ports/ftp/curl && make intall clean

    Install curl via pkg (option 2)

    pkg_add -vr curl

    Create a user in the system

    pw adduser dondomcli -d /nonexistent -s /usr/sbin/nologin

    Install the DonDNS client

    cp dondomcli.tcsh /usr/local/bin/
    chown dondomcli:dondomcli /usr/local/bin/dondomcli.tcsh
    chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/dondomcli.tcsh
    cp dondomcli.conf /usr/local/etc/
    chown dondomcli:dondomcli /usr/local/etc/dondomcli.conf
    chmod 600 /usr/local/etc/dondomcli.conf

    3 Configuration

    Edit /usr/local/etc/dondomcli.conf

    set DDUSER = "miusuario"
    set DDPASSWORD = "miAPIkey"
    set DDHOST = ""

    Add a CRON job to launch hourly the script with the dondomcli user:

    echo '0 * * * * dondomcli /usr/local/bin/dondomcli.tcsh -c /usr/local/etc/dondomcli.conf' >> /etc/crontab
    echo >> /etc/crontab