Dreamhost Dynamic DNS (DDNS) & pfSense

Dreamhost Dynamic DNS (DDNS) & pfSense


First, create the host A record in the Dreamhost DNS Control Panel.

Create an API key with DNS updates only.


Go to Services -> Dynamic DNS, click ‘Add,’ then configure as follows:

Add FQDN of dynamic host here

Insert created Dreamhost API key

Add a description, then Save & Force Update

If completed correctly, the status screen on the next page will show a green public IP address.

It may be necessary to adjust the internal DNS to reflect the internal address of the FQDN. This will be covered in a separate post.

Grioghar "Greg" Thomas-Baldwin likes to (formally) Powerlift, read comics, watch movies, jam to Bastard Pop, and hang out with his wife and kids when he's not working at The Starlite Drive-In making customers move their cars and high-fiving the kiddos. Then, he likes to write about all that, tech schtuff, and more, here, and elsewhere, under a few pseudonyms.

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