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Trying to update a free dyndns account with ddclient pointed at members.dyndns.org, only I haven't been able to do so since at least Feb 1 2011 (last successful IP update).
dclient: WARNING: cannot connect to members.dyndns.org:80 socket: IO::Socket::INET: connect: Connection timed out
members.dyndns.org looks down Pointing a browser at it brings up a 404 page, though this may always have been there?
Are there alternatives to members.dyndns.org that I can point ddclient to?
Answer by Cry Havok · Feb 21, 2011 at 06:50 AM
404 page is normal, and means that it isn't down. You're running the browser on the same machine that's running
ddclient? If not it could be a routing problem on that machine - is it able to reach the Internet? Does it have an entry in the
hosts file (usually
/etc/hosts) for members.dyndns.org?
Machine is online, can resolve members.dyndns.org to 22.214.171.124 but can't ping (again, this address might not respond to ping requests, can anyone confirm? Online ping utilities can't reach it either) and has no custom hosts configured in /etc/hosts. The machine running ddclient can also get to the 404 page mentioned above.
It is normal for hosts on the Internet not to respond to ping, indeed ping is only a useful tool on your own LAN or where you already know that the host will respond to a ping (such as currently with
The only meaningful way to check whether a service is alive is to query the service running on the host in question (such as by connecting to port
www.google.com to see if their web server is running). For testing any web server a good tool, beyond trying to connect from your own computer, is Down for everyone or just me?.
Answer by gianiaz · May 03, 2013 at 06:51 AM
Can't understand, also for me members.dyndns.org is down, my router wasn't able to update automatically then I tried ddclient and seen that the host contacted was members.dyndns.org.
I've also tried this url:
and I'm not just me. :/
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