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DynDNS Updater

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Current Version: 3.0 (January 8, 2010)

Written specifically for Mac OS X, and working in conjunction with the Dynamic DNS system at, DNSUpdate allows your computer to have a consistent domain name every time you connect to your ISP.

Version 3.0 introduced the following major enhancements:

  • Internet Guide integration - set your DNS servers dynamically without interfering with VPN connections.
  • Improved diagnostic email template with more useful information for troubleshooting.
  • Reduced logging of non-warning messages by default.
  • Fix for a version problem with the widget present in the beta release.

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These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!