How can I make ddclient update my dyndns address whenever NetworkManager makes or cuts a connection?
NetworkManager automatically calls scripts placed in /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d with some interesting environment variables set. This is documented to some degree under man NetworkManager, but not all environment variables are explained there. I use a script like the one below, because i prefer the IP-Adress of the VPN-connection to be used on dyndns. The script also uses the last of multiple listed addresses, in the hope that it will be the most current, most important one.
#!/usr/bin/env python import sys import os import subprocess env = os.environ n = int(env['IP4_NUM_ADDRESSES']) nvpn = int(env.get('VPN_IP4_NUM_ADDRESSES',0)) if nvpn>0: ip = env['VPN_IP4_ADDRESS_'+str(nvpn-1)].split('/') else: ip = env['IP4_ADDRESS_'+str(n-1)].split('/') ret = subprocess.call(['/usr/sbin/ddclient', '-daemon=0', '-syslog', '-use=ip', '-ip='+ip]) sys.exit(ret)