"DDNS Light": allow linked IP as target of rewrite

Since I already use a script on my ASUS router to automatically keep my linked IP up-to-date it would be nice if I can use that linked IP as the target of a rewrite (instead of filling in a hardcoded IP). Because I use NextDNS on all my devices that would provide some "DDNS Light": on all my devices I would then be able to use a domain name of choice to access my router (or any services behind the router), without using a real DDNS service or an IP address.

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    • olivier
    • 3 yrs ago
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    You can call the URL we provide in the advanced section of the link IP settings at regular interval. It's designed for that.

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      • Rob
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Olivier Poitrey Isn't that link for setting the IP?

      My request above is about getting the IP (so it can be used as the target of a rewrite).

      Or do I misunderstand how to use that link?

      (my script on the router currently calls that link whenever the router's IP changes, to set it on NextDNS)

      • olivier
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Rob ah got it. We’ll think about it.

    • Daniel.1
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Was actually thinking about something precisely like this - glad I found this topic.

    My idea would be to have a secret link for each custom rewrite (like the secret link for setting IP), that way it is very versatile and would be a great added benefit. Essentially, each of the rewrites becomes a private “DynDNS” url. Would be very cool and good for privacy of privacy to not have this listed in a public DNS zone

    • Ghani
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Can anyone share a script to call the URL to update the IP using DDWRT? If I use wget it is not updating the the IP

    • Mark_
    • 1 yr ago
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    Glad I found this! Would love to use exactly what Rob suggested.

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