Digital Ocean Dynamic DNS

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This script allows you to dynamically update a DO domain name 'A' record, a'la mini dynamic-dns.

Usage Example

Simply enter your D.O. client credentials at the top of the script. Set the domain you want to update and the ‘Record’ for that domain and schedule the script to run however often you want (using for example the Windows Scheduler or a cron job).

My home server has a sticky IP, I want to be able to connect to it remotely using:

I’d create an ‘A’ record in DO with the hostname ‘home’, under the domain ‘’ and while I was there retrieve my API credentials.

If you’re using the python or updater.php script you’ll need a (client ID & key, v1 of the API). If however your using the v2 of the API (updater-v2.php and recommended) then you’ll need to generate a ‘Personal Access Token’.

by: Ben SquireSeptember 23, 2014Visit site

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Here’s an alternative I wrote, which I think is much more secure.

In this case, the DO api key only exists on a single central API server with this script, and every other host can connect to this api server to inform it of it’s IP. This means your DO keys (which provide complete access to your DO account) are not spread around on multiple hosts.

I’ve been thinking about making a quick small .NET application that sits and watches your IP, and only pushes an update when the IP changes. Glad I’m not the only one thinking about this. I wish I could have my router natively do this : (

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