Getting a Domain Name on a Dynamic Address with NoIP

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Hi, what's the different

Johny Dash's picture

Hi, what's the different between and


Andrea's picture

I found it wonderful as long as I found out that, I cannot connect to my home computer as it's behind a NAT...

ARGHHH... I've got always this problem...

Anyone can point me where to look at?

Is there a way to establish a "constant/permanent" communication even if a pc (if not both computers) are behind a NAT?

Shawn?!? ;-)

Thanks in advance...

comparison with dyndns?

Tuxly_Tuxford_McTuxtington's picture

I've been using for a couple years now. As sdonham says, it is very easy to set up with Ubuntu (with ddclient). It seems to be an identical service (in terms of features and ease of getting it up and running).

Am I missing anything by using instead of no-ip? I'm happy with dyndns, but I'm always curious about new/other services. :)

sdonham's picture

For non-ubuntu users, if your distro doesn't have the no-ip package, you can just as easily use ( uses a package called ddclient (available from sourceforge) with simple install instructions available in's website (

Set up ddclient to run as a service (instructions also provided) and ddclient will poll for changes in your dynamic ip address. Once the change is found, ddclient updates

It's a great tool and takes 5 minutes to set up (almost exactly like the instructions provided in the video above).


per1monkey's picture

For non-ubuntu users that use no-ip or would like to use no-ip, there is a dedicated Linux client on their site in the downloads section. It takes about 2 seconds to build/compile and configuring it is cake.

There are also a bunch of other clients that are available that support No-IP as well as dyndns. Personally I like no-ip better, I had to call them once with a question and got an english speaking human on the phone that knew what they were doing.

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