Note that this protocol is obsolete, and should NOT be used anymore for developing new clients.
It has been added for backward-compatibility only.
Posting your IP address to the dyns server is done by opening a http connection (socket connection on port 80) to the web server and
invoking a script similar to a CGI script.
Definition of terms
We'll explain the protocol with folowing imaginary data:
Furthermore , we will assume that joe's current IP address is 188.8.131.52
Sending the request
The URL you have to request has this form:
If requested this way , the script will determine your current IP address for you. In some cases , this might not be what you expec
For example if your connection passes trough a proxy-server, the script will see the IP address of your proxy server instead of you
r own IP address.
That's why we introduced an optional paramater to our script as you can see below:
So you can explicitly specify your IP address.(Note that all the parameters you specify will be sanity-checked before being process
ed, so sending corrupted data to the script will result in a rejected update request)
Reading the result
The server returns a string which you can interpret in the following way:
To determine the result of the script, it's always enough to read the first 3 characters of the result string which represent a deci
mal value. Following this value, a short description will be provided.
These are the different possible responses:
The timeout value of nameserver entries in the dyns.cx. domain has been set to 5 minutes.
If you perform a name-lookup of your host, the IP address of wolrdofjoe will be cached for 5 minutes by your nameserver (or y
our ISP's nameserver)
Keep this in mind when developing programs to post IP addresses.