inadyn, a Dynamic DNS client for Linux
Whoever has an ISP that regularly changes your IP address, knows the difficulties of accessing your computer at home from remote locations. If the IP address changes all the time, how can you access your home system through a browser, ssh, etc.
There are actually several solutions for this, like DynDNS, where you can register a domain like <yourname>.selfip.net (and many other combinations). Then you will need a “client” – a small piece of software that checks every so many minutes if your IP address has changed.
For Linux systems, there is inadyn. I have been using inadyn for a couple of years now and it has been extremely stable and useful for me. You can download a ready-to-use binary from their site, but it is 32-bits only.
Since the sources are also available, I decided to create a SlackBuild for it, so that inadyn can be used on SlackWare64.
The SlackBuild has been submitted to SlackBuilds.org and is waiting for approval in the pending queue.
If you can’t or don’t want to wait, the packages are also available from my site.