GDU | Generic DNS Update
A cross-platform tool to update DNS zonefiles (such as Gandi.net) when you have a dynamic public IP address.
It's a DynDNS or equivalent alternative, available for several OS and configured by command line parameters.
For developpers, it's written in Rust and can be easily extended to add new DNS providers or new ways to detect your public IP address.
Command line usage
$ gdu --help
gdu [FLAGS] [OPTIONS]
-n, --dry-run Dry run, don't really update Gandi zone file
-f, --force Force new zonefile creation even if IP address isn't modified
-h, --help Prints help information
-V, --version Prints version information
-v Verbose mode
-a, --apikey <apikey> Your API key provided by Gandi
-d, --domain <domain> The domain name whose active zonefile will be updated, e.g. "domain.com"
-i, --ip-provider <ip_provider> IP address provider to use to get your own IP address.
Available values for <ip-provider>:
opendns : OpenDNS
- : read IP address from stdin
sfrlaboxfibre : French 'SFR Labox Fibre' subscribers
-r, --record-name <record_name> Name of the A record to update or create (without domain)
On Linux: Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Raspbian ...
GDU is available as a native package (rpm/deb) for your distribution through package.io. Go to package.io project page for installation instructions.
sudo apt-get install generic-dns-update
Linux cron configuration
You can configure GDU to check hourly if your IP address as been updated with cron.
Edit as root or sudo the file
/etc/cron.hourly/gdu, with the following content:
gdu -a YOUR_GANDI_KEY -d YOUR_DOMAIN -r YOUR_RECORD -i opendns >> /var/log/gdu.log 2>&1