OpenDNS user Zach Weigand just released version 1.0 of his freeware AppleScript application for keeping OpenDNS updated as dynamic IP addresses change. We’d seen the work brewing, and it’s fun to share his work with a wider audience. I know many OpenDNS users on Macs can benefit from this focused utility.

Go to http://zwei.gotdns.com/zweisoft to download the application (all of 25K) and the brief documentation. The application is also available at VersionTracker and MacUpate.com. (Looks like a few hundred downloads at each place already!)

This application will be useful after you do three things (besides, of course, using OpenDNS):

  1. Create a free account.
  2. Add a single IP network from the Networks tab of the OpenDNS Dashboard.
  3. Check the box to enable dynamic IP updates for that network from the Settings tab.
    (Look for “Set Up a Dynamic IP” in the left-hand menu.)

Multiple dynamic IP addresses per account are supported; read more tips and information about dynamic IPs, or get clients for other platforms. Developers, we’re happy to add your app to the list.

Thanks, Zach!

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