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18 March 2023

Using AWS/Route53 for DDNS

AWS/Route53 provides a fully featured and configurable DNS service for a reasonable price. This makes it good choice for your Dynamic DNS setup. However Route53 is not yet well supported by the usual DDNS clients. The ddns-updater tool closes this gap.

ddns-updater is a command line tool to perform dynamic DNS (DDNS) updates. It provides various finder mechanisms to gather the running host’s ip addresses and update mechanisms for several DNS backends.

The following address detection mechanisms are supported:

The following DNS backends are supported:

See the ddns-updater home page for the full command line description.

tags: route53 - ipv6 - ddns - ipv4 - ddns-client