Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is a method for automatically updating a named device in the Domain Name System (DNS), often in real time, with the active DDNS configuration of its configured hostnames, addresses or other information.
Dynamic DNS clients allow you to perform IP updates by passing parameters to an http or httpS request.
When the DDNS option is enabled, your console server will update the DDNS services automatically at the specified interval.
The DDNS Servers menu is used to select parameters and define hosts for Dynamic DNS services. The DDNS Parameters menu includes the following parameters:
After registering with a DDNS service provide; to configure DDNS for a unit with the Cellular option using a SIM card, with Dynamic IP service,(the IP address is dynamically assigned and will periodically change), follow the steps below:
- Access the network configuration using the /N command.
- Define your DNS Server address
- For Cellular DDNS configuration access the cell option
- Access option 1 for cell parameters
- Select option 4 for the Dynamic DNS (DDNS) settings
- Option 1 sets the DDNS services: (None, Dyn, or No-IP)
- Option 2 sets the DDNS address of the service provider
- Option 3 defines the DDNS account username
- Option 4 defines the DDNS acount password
- Option 5 defines the address update interval
- DNS services is available for any of the Ethernet or cellular interface options of the WTI ARM products.
- Verify with the DDNS service provider what, if any, update interval restrictions are in place, to ensure compliance with their security policies.
For a detailed walk-through of setting up DDNS with the No-IP service please see article at the following link: https://www.wti.com/blogs/knowledge-base/ddns-no-ip-setup