Dynamic DNS on the NSLU2

Whoa hold it right there! Don't read this! It didn't work! Well, okay. Read it. Maybe you can tell us what we did wrong. DynDNS kept blocking us: It seems that Teh Slug kept forcing updates too often. We ended up going for a good ol' DD-WRT that Badger32d scrounged up from Iraq. Oh, don't worry, Teh Slug still gets lots'a love!

Now that you have flashed OpenWRT to your NSLU2 , you need to find a practical use for it. If you are like me, you don't own a fancy router that supports Dynamic DNS updating, and you don't want to leave your computer on all of the time, sucking power and money just to keep the door to your network open.

Enter the NSLU2. It's silent, sips power, and needs something to do, so let's get Dynamic DNS updating on it, shall we?


Flashing OpenWRT to the NSLU2 (Teh Slug)


Need a small, silent Linux server that sips power? A friend of mine gave me a Linksys NSLU2, which was designed to be a simple NAS. They run Linux out of the box, and can be flashed with customized distributions. NSLU2-Linux is the home of everything, uh, NSLU2 Linux. I chose OpenWRT for mine, because it seemed simple and popular. More on flashing the Slug (Eww!) after the break!