you're somewhere other than your home directory, type
and you'll bein your home directory.To make a directory for noip to live in, type
mkdir noip && cd noip
. This will make adirectory with the name "noip" and move you into the directory once finished.Next, we've got to download the linux no-ip client. The most current version of the linux clientwill always be located at http://www.no-ip.com/client/linux/noip-duc-linux.tar.gz To download
the file, type
note: your linux distribution might not have the program 'wget' installed, if this is the case tryusing 'fetch' (on a bsd system) or even launch your browser and download the file and save it in /home/
/noip/ then go back to the console for the next step.
step 3: decompress the archive then move into its directory
Assuming everything's gone well so far, the downloaded file should be in /home/
/noip.The next step is to decompress it. The file ends in .tar.gz, this is called a "tarball". The .tarending shows that there are multiple files smacked into one. The .gz ending tells you that the .tarfile has been compressed. To decompress this file and separate the individual files, use thecommand
. Replace 'file' with the exact filename of the file you justdownloaded. To see the files in this directory (in case you forgot the filename) type
and a listwill be shown.When the file is being extracted, it'll list the files and directories that are being created. Once it isfinished it'll return you to the $, and allow you to type again. You'll want to enter the newdirectory that's been created. To do this, type
(the directory will be thename of the file, without the .tar.gz ending)
step 4: become root
Next we need to compile and install the client, to do that we need to login as the user 'root'.Simply type
and you will be prompted for your root password. Once you have entered thecorrect password and pressed enter, you will notice a little something has changed. Instead of a $being at the end of the line, the line will end with #. The # is how you know you are logged in asroot.