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[opensuse] ddclient error
  • From: "George Olson (SUSE list)" <grglsn765@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 05:14:45 +0800
  • Message-id: <>
I posted this in the forums, but the forums seem to be down now and I am
hoping that someone may be able to help quickly before I head off to
work today. I hope I am not breaking protocol by doing this, but here goes.

I enabled ddclient, to update my ddns on I
have to use ddclient or some other application on my pc and cannot use
ddns on my router, because my router's built in ddns is pre-set to or TZO, and it doesn't allow any other hosting.

I was in a konsole later and it said I had new system mail, so I opened
it up. Here is what the contents of one of them was (sanitized):

From root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Tue Aug 27 19:57:55 2013
Return-Path: <root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
X-Original-To: root
Delivered-To: root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Received: by (Postfix, from userid 0)
id 668E665F85; Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:57:55 +0800 (PHT)
To: root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: status report from ddclient@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Message-Id: <20130827115755.668E665F85@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:57:55 +0800 (PHT)
From: root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (root)

WARNING: file /var/cache/ddclient/ddclient.cache, line 3: Invalid Value
for keyword 'ip' = ''
WARNING: Server: nginx
WARNING: Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:58:10 GMT
WARNING: Content-Type: text/plain
WARNING: Content-Length: 47
WARNING: Connection: close
WARNING: Vary: Accept-Encoding
WARNING: ERROR: Address has not changed.
FAILED: updating Invalid reply.

ddclient@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (version 3.8.1)

I have been getting this system mail every 5 minutes because I have the
timer set in /etc/ddclient.conf to 5 minutes. However, when I did look
at my my IP address on my router, which did change, my subdomain that I
chose on freedns had also updated correctly. So it tells me it is not
updating, but apparently it is? Or is it telling me something else?

In any case, some googling pointed that this could be an error in a perl
library for SSL. So just to check I tried setting the ssl=no parameter
in /etc/ddclient.conf, but I am still getting the error. So I set it
back to ssl=yes. So I don't know if this has anything to do with SSL.

I checked, and the version of the perl library that I have is:
# rpm -qa | grep perl | grep SSL

The file that supposedly has the error is as follows:
/var/cache/ddclient # cat ddclient.cache
## ddclient-3.8.1
## last updated at Tue Aug 27 20:23:06 2013 (1377606186)

One other question - I saw that some people that had a similar error in
the past said it caused their hosting service to block them because it
was updating all the time. Isn't ddclient supposed to be checking all
the time anyway? I have it set for every 5 minutes. Why would a hosting
service like dynDNS or block someone if their pc had
some kind of internal error when it went to update the ip on their

What I am really wondering on that is if I should disable this service
altogether when I am not using it, so as not to cause problems for the
hosting company. I don't know enough about how this works to know the
answers to that.

Any help would be great!

George Olson
Box #1: 12.3 | KDE 4.10 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | ATI Radeon HD 3300 | 16GB
Box #2: 12.2 | KDE 4.9.2 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | nVidia C61 GeForce 7025 | 4GB
Laptop: 12.3 | KDE 4.10 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | Intel HD Graphics 3000 | 8GB

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