node-dreamhost-dns-updater

Uses Dreamhost's API to make a given domain or subdomain point to your current IP address. Set it up as a cron job and forget about it.

npm install node-dreamhost-dns-updater
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Dreamhost DNS updater

This is a simple script to keep a given domain name always pointing to your curent IP. It uses Dreamhost's API and a copy of node-heroku-ip-service hosted at http://whatsmyip.nfriedly.com/

Usage

Warning: this is still a work in progress, I haven't even tried these instructions yet.

First install it

npm install node-dreamhost-dns-updater

Now get a Dreamhost API key with "All dns functions" from https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=home.api

Run it once to make sure it works:

update-dreamhost-dns --api_key YOUR_DH_API_KEY --domain my-computer.example.com

Assuming that went well, set it in a cronjob and forget about it. Here's an example that runs the script every 5 minutes:

# Minute   Hour   Day of Month       Month          Day of Week        Command    
# (0-59)  (0-23)     (1-31)    (1-12 or Jan-Dec)  (0-6 or Sun-Sat)                
    */5      *         *              *               *                update-dreamhost-dns --api_key YOUR_DH_API_KEY --domain my-computer.example.com

On Windows, you can set up a Scheduled Task with the same command.

On Mac you can alternatively download the excelent SleepWatcher and make it run any time you computer wakes from sleep.

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2012 by Nathan Friedly - http://nfriedly.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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