#66 ddclient locks itself from updating ZoneEdit by abusing traffic thresholds

3.8
accepted
wimpunk
None
ddclient
major
3.8.0
help
2013-01-15
2012-06-25
Robert Kubaty
No

Sometimes, my ddclient goes into state, where it's constantly retrying to update ZoneEdit record, and never succeeds because of ZoneEdit's traffic threshhold policy.

ddclient logs repeatedly:
"FAILED: updating xxx.xxxxx.com: 702: Update failed: Too many updates too quickly, try again later.

I asked ZoneEdit customer support, and they've sent me this:

"If you have received a 702 error while attempting to update the zone records, this indicates you are exceeding traffic thresholds set by our system. You are only able to send 3 requests in a 10-second window, no more than 5 requests in an hour. If the threshold is exceeded the zone will be locked from updates for one hour. The zone will only be unlocked once no update requests have been sent for a full hour."

It seems ddclient doesn't obey the 5_per_hour rule.

Discussion

  • wimpunk
    wimpunk
    2013-01-15

    • status changed from new to accepted
    • description modified (diff)

    As a temporary fix you can add min-error-interval to your configuration and set it to 15 minutes to prevent to much requests.