Thanks very much.
Checked the abuse policy and I think once a day wouldn't be too abusive.
ddclient conf file now updated to Daemon=86400 and re uploaded
ping worked fine, reckon I'm good to go
But that also means that you could go as long as 1 day with a stale IP address. The way for DDClient is supposed to work is to check
your IP address as often as specified in the Deamon=
directive and to update it only
if it changes or if it has not changed in 25 days, at least according to the DDClient web site (see http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ddclient/wiki/whatdoesitdo
). I just insalled it, and can confirm that it did update once and is not
updating at the frequency of the Deamon=
directive. I cannot yet confirm that it does update when the IP changes.
I note that in the x86 version of DDClient 3.8.1, Daemon=
is not even included in the example configuration!