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variomedia-dns-updater (1) Versions 1.0.0

Installs/Configures variomedia-dns-updater

cookbook 'variomedia-dns-updater', '~> 1.0.0'
cookbook 'variomedia-dns-updater', '~> 1.0.0', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install variomedia-dns-updater
knife cookbook site download variomedia-dns-updater

variomedia-dns-updater Cookbook

This installs the Variomedia DNS Updater.


  • bash
  • curl
  • dig

At the moment, this is only tested on Ubuntu and installs Ubuntu specific packages for its requirements.



<table> <tr> <th>Key</th> <th>Type</th> <th>Description</th> <th>Default</th> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['dir']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>installation base directory</td> <td><tt>/srv/variomedia-dns-updater</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['repository']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>repository to clone from</td> <td><tt>git://</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['version']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>git revision to check out; can be any valid revision identifier</td> <td><tt>master</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['user']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>user to run the updater as</td> <td><tt>daemon</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['email']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>email address to send cron job error emails to</td> <td><tt>mail@domain.tld</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['frequency']</tt></td> <td>int</td> <td>frequency to run the updater on; measured in minutes, should be 1–60</td> <td><tt>5</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['logfile']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>log file to redirect the updater’s output to</td> <td><tt>/var/log/variomedia-dns-updater.log</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['hostname']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>host name to check your public IP against</td> <td><tt>sub.domain.tld</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['domains']</tt></td> <td>String[]</td> <td>domains to modify</td> <td><tt>sub1.domain.tld, sub2.domain.tld, domain.tld</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['username']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>your variomedia dynamic DNS user name (= account email address)</td> <td><tt>some@email.address</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['password']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>your variomedia dynamic DNS password</td> <td><tt>anditspassword</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['variomedia-dns-updater']['site']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>override public IP address check web site</td> <td><tt>nil</tt></td> </tr> </table>



You will have to at least set the email, hostname, domains, username and password attributes before running the recipe.

node.set['variomedia-dns-updater']['email'] = ""
node.set['variomedia-dns-updater']['hostname'] = "your.domain.tld"
node.set['variomedia-dns-updater']['domains'] = ["your.domain.tld, host.domain.tld"]
node.set['variomedia-dns-updater']['username'] = "your@account.address"
node.set['variomedia-dns-updater']['password'] = "barbaz"

include_recipe "variomedia-dns-updater::default"

The site attribute is entirely optional and probably not a good thing to use.


I am using nvie’s git branching model. To contribute you should follow these steps:

  1. Check if your proposed change is already implemented in the develop branch
  2. Fork the repository on Github
  3. Create a named feature branch (like feature-x)
  4. Write your change
  5. Submit a Pull Request against the develop branch using Github

License and Authors

Authors: ka’imi

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