I use ddclient to update my OpenDNS account for my home network (the router doesn't have this capability). Recently, I've been traveling and, at times, when my laptop joins another network it automatically updates that network's ip to my account (too bad for them, they're now having web filtering) and my home network loses it's OpenDNS filters.

So, is there a way to pause ddclient updates easily?


I found a workaround:

To pause:

sudo chmod -x /usr/sbin/ddclient

To reenable:

sudo chmod +x /usr/sbin/ddclient

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