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    Default How to start DDCLIENT from the desktop

    How to start DDCLIENT for OpenDNS.com from the desktop?

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    Default Re: How to start DDCLIENT from the desktop

    When you install a app with little to no documentation and no obvious way to use it...

    1. Inspect the package contents running the following command
    Code:
     rpm -ql ddclient
    
    /etc/ddclient.conf
    /run/ddclient
    /usr/lib/systemd/system/ddclient.service
    /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/ddclient.conf
    /usr/sbin/ddclient
    /usr/sbin/rcddclient
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/COPYING
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/COPYRIGHT
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/README.cisco
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/README.md
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/README.ssl
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-ddclient-wrapper.sh
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_cron.d_ddclient
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_ddclient.conf
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_dhclient-exit-hooks
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_dhcpc_dhcpcd-eth0.exe
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_ppp_ip-up.local
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_rc.d_init.d_ddclient
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_rc.d_init.d_ddclient.lsb
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_rc.d_init.d_ddclient.redhat
    /usr/share/doc/packages/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_rc.d_init.d_ddclient.ubuntu
    /var/adm/fillup-templates/sysconfig.ddclient
    /var/cache/ddclient
    2. From the above, besides the various examples and documentation, two files should stand out...
    A configuration file which might automatically work with its default values
    Code:
    /etc/ddclient.conf
    And a "service" file located where systemd Unit files are located
    Code:
    /usr/lib/systemd/system/ddclient.service
    There are also executables (eg anything in an /sbin/ ) but those would generally be called by the "master" Unit file.

    3. So, using general systemd commands,
    You can start ddclient manually with the command
    Code:
    systemctl start ddclient.service
    And, if you want ddclient to start automatically on every boot up,
    Code:
    systemctl enable ddclient.service
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