I'm happy to announce that we've begun a beta test for support for Apple Wide Area Bonjour with DynDNS.com, which also enables DDNS with Apple's networking devices:
We've assembled a couple of guides to help you get started:
If you have any comments on this beta, please provide them on this post. If you need support for your devices, please create a new question here in the DynDNS.com Community, and we'll be sure to help you out!
Cory von Wallenstein
VP, Product Management
asked Mar 09 '10 at 09:40 PM in Default
Quick question — does the service support Long-Lived Queries and Update Leases?
On an unrelated note — the Airport Utility v5.4.2 is a bit broken and tends to squish TSIG keys to lowercase; just thought I'd mention that on the off-chance it saves your support reps some head scratching.
answered Mar 09 '10 at 11:18 PM
I followed the direction to set up my AEBS and while the AEBS showed up, no services from any of the machines behind my NAT appeared. I therefore gave up on the AEBS and tried to just set one of my home machine to use Global Dynamic Hostname but I cannot egt things to work at all. I see that a few +services PTR are created once I turn it on on this machine, but not A record or SRV or TXT records get created. I do have the 5 entries (ld._dns-sd._udp.xxxx set up as per the instructions you pointed to. On my system log, it appears that dyndns is simply refusing the updates from mDNSResponder. I have been unsuccessful getting any help from the normal tech support of dyndns.org to see exactly what their servers are doing and whether they were indeed refusing the updates from my machine. Any suggestions?
answered Aug 29 '11 at 06:08 PM
I managed to set this up on my Airport Extreme (2nd gen, running 7.5.2, Airport Utility 5.5.3) after much puttering around and trial and error, this being my first time ever setting up DDNS etc.
It took me quite a while, this being my first use of DDNS etc. but it would've taken a lot less time if I'd remembered one of the magic tricks in networking: power-cycle/soft reset your devices! Even after I had everything configured properly, my Dyn Standard DNS zone didn't show my DDNS until after the resets.
Was this a case of "restart magic", or could it have something to do with the AEBS waiting for the WAN IP to change before triggering an update/registration of devices? I'm wondering if it doesn't have something to do with the issue reported here: http://lists.apple.com/archives/bonjour-dev//2010/Mar/msg00014.html , where the AEBS has determined that a hostname exists, and because it doesn't need updating, it fails to update any other information?
answered Jul 25 '11 at 09:37 AM
I just gave this a shot and can't seem to get it to work on my Airport extreme. There is an error reported about once a minute in the error log "Wide-Area Bonjour error for "foo.bar.com" (-65537)"
The only variation from the instructions is I only created the first SRV record (_dns-update._udp) as I'm only really interested in the dynamic DNS update at this point. Are the other 5 needed for DNS updates or only service discovery?
answered Mar 31 '10 at 01:06 AM