troubleshooting Question

Script or program to update dynamic public IP on zone A record

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Does anyone know of a script or a program (preferably free/open source) that will check your WAN IP and update an A record in a zone on a Windows DNS server?

An example of this is a small office or home office that has a dynamic IP but hosts a service on a server. The server has a zone for it's records and is primary. The name server is hosted elsewhere but the zone is secondary retrieving the records from the SO/HO server. On the SO/HO server, has anyone heard of a way to check your WAN IP and update an A record in a zone?

The obviously way to solve this problem is static IP addresses, but some ISPs make you upgrade your service to ridiculous numbers before giving you a static IP.

Just wanted to see if this was possible.
George Khairallah

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