Dynamic DNS is a function that allows you to have a private domain linked to a dynamic IP address. Periodically, as the IP address changes, a client module updates the binding between the domain name and IP address. In simple terms, Dynamic DNS allows you to have your own domain (or subdomain), and keep track of its IP address on a regular basis.
This allows you to access your network device and its services from anywhere on the Internet, since you never have to know your device's (changing) IP address. FreshTomato includes built-in DDNS clients for the most common DDNS providers.
IP Address: From this dropdwn, you select which IP address to bind to the domain address.
Auto refresh every: This sets how often the domain-to-IP mapping will be reconfirmed, even if the address hasn't changed.
You can configure up to two different DDNS domains. However, they will both be mapped to the same IP address, as defined above.
Service: This specifies the name of the first built-in DDNS provider FreshTomato will use. If your provider isn't listed, you can try the Custom URL option. Most providers allow you to update the mapping IP, calling a specific URL linked to your account. Check with your DDNS provider for details on how to use the Custom URL. You can also try using DNS-O-MATIC, or simply changing providers.
URL: This specifies the address of the first DDNS provider. Depending on which Provider is selected, different fields will appear.
These may include:
Force next update: Enabling this triggers an update immediately after you click Save. Use this with caution, as some providers limit how often you can perform updates. Updating too frequently to your domain/account mapping might get you temporarily blocked.
Last IP Address: This displays the last IP address that the DDNS client used to send the update.
Last result: This performs a basic diagnostic to verify your configuration is working properly. Since you can map only one IP address, this page is currently not MultiWAN-aware.
Service: identifies the second built-in DDNS provider to be used. If your provider isn't listed, you might try the Custom URL.Other options include trying DNS-O-MATIC or simply changing providers.
URL: is the address of the second DDNS provider, for better identification. Based on the Provider selected, you will see different fields, like username/password/token/hostname etcetera.
Force next update: This triggers an update as soon as you click Save. Note that some providers have a limitation on how many updates you can perform in a given period. If you perform too many updates your domain/account might get temporarily blocked.
Last IP Address: Provides you with the last IP address the second DDNS client used to send the update.
Last result: Performs a basic diagnostic to indicate if your configuration/account are correct. Since you can map only one IP address, this page is currently not MultiWAN-aware.