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    I want to be able to inform opendns of my DDNS provider host name, and let opendns automatically add new ip-addresses to my network. I need dns filtering without any software program to provide new network ip-addresses to opendns, except for firmware in a router or gateway. I can't have a dedicated computer, running 24 hours a day just to do this one thing.

    Even if there is a laps of 1 to 10 minutes, when an occasional ip address change occurs, this would only impact filtering. So occasionally, the filter might not work, but would work the vast majority of time. And individuals attempting to access sites otherwise filtered would never know when such a time period was.

    Alternatively, opendns could provide the ddns service more directly. Also they could push for updating the design of ddns services in firmware, so that every time there is a "on demand" request for a new ip address, since a router or gateway has set idle for too long, that the ddns function updates the new ip address immediately without waiting for the normal update frequency.

    I need the opendns filtering to work regardless of who's computer is accessing the internet through the one router/gateway, without a dedicated extra computer whos sole purpose is to update ip address (to add network) with opendns. Such an extra computer is extremely expensive overhead (the extra computer being an ongoing variable expense daily) for what should be as simple as a ping from a router when there is a new "on demand" connection to isp or a DDNS update (a router being a sunk expense).
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    If a router added DNS services from more than one provider, say opendns and google, or opendns and any other dns provider, could that information be used to continually add new ip address to a network for opendns filtering, when the router/gateway ip address changes over time?
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    could opendns use a router/gateway's DDNS configuration with opendns user's id and password, to fulfill the "add new ip to network for opendns filtering" in absense of the user using the DDNS function of their router/gateway for DDNS purposes?

    Then if the user still needed DDNS, the user could still use another physical device which provided an automated DDNS update utility built into their hardware, avoiding the extra dedicated computer just to update opendns network ip's for filtering.
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2012
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    "I want to be able to inform opendns of my DDNS provider host name, and let opendns automatically add new ip-addresses to my network."

    You cannot and do not need to inform OpenDNS about DDNS hostnames, and you cannot "add" IP addresses to your dashboard network, but you only update/change the IP address information for your one dashboard network.
    https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/

    There are routers which are able to perform such DDNS updates, also against OpenDNS. What exact types and models are your current routers?

    Alternatively, install a software updater on each computer on your network if these are your computers you have control over.

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