Installing Dynamic DNS “No-IP” on Fedora 18

If your IP address at your home is dynamic (most likely it is) and you would like to access your server over the internet, It can be done, but you have to remember your public IP address. Yes, you can remember your IP address, but eventually it will change. The best way to get around this is to use a dynamic DNS.

I chose No-IP because it can be installed on Linux machine. I have downloaded Fedora 18 32bit, and installed it on my ESXi for one purpose only–just to update my IP address. First you would need to create an free account at Here is the link on how to setup your account: and if you prefer a video here it is:

Now, once you have your account fully setup, you would need a host to update your no-ip database record. In my case, I am using Fedora 18. Open your terminal and type in:

[networkshinobi@localhost ~]$ su
Password: <enter-your-password-here>
[root@localhost networkshinobi]# yum install noip
<installation deleted for brevity>
[root@localhost networkshinobi]# noip2 -C

Now, if you received this message below after using the command “noip2 -C“,  then you would need to install “glibc.i686“. To do so just use the command: yum install glibc.i686 then you should good to go.

bash: /usr/local/bin/noip2: /lib/ bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

Now, to continue our installation.

[root@localhost networkshinobi]# noip2 -C

Auto configuration for Linux client of

Please enter the login/email string for <your-email-address>
Please enter the password for user 'your-email-address' <your-password>

Only one host [your-domain-name] is registered to this account.
It will be used.
Please enter an update interval:[30] 30
Do you wish to run something at successful update?[N] (y/N) N

New configuration file '/usr/local/etc/no-ip2.conf' created.

That’s pretty much it.
To see the status if it is active use the command noip2 -S

Have a great day!


About networkshinobi

My name is Karlo, I work as a Network Engineer. A little about myself. I started as a PC gamer back when I was in high school. PC gaming became my addiction and pushed me to learn more about computers. Slowly got my some certifications and landed an IT Tier 1 Helpdesk job. This job opened the door for me to work to push further on my certifications and going deeper into the IT world. My goal was to get my Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching, but my journey for CCIE has changed due to I always ended up working on non-Cisco network appliances. Therefore, I have to pivot and decided to jump to the dark side and go with Juniper. Hopefully, I would get my JNCIE in the near future. All the entries/post I made are based on my views, opinion and for educational purposes only. If you see some mistakes, feel free to drop some comments. I would appreciate all the helpful comments. Thanks
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