A daemon to use Cloudflare as a DDNS provider
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Cloudflare DDNS service

This is a simple daemon that runs in the background and checks for your public IP regularily. If it changes, the service sets the corresponding DNS record. The service supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.


Use the package manager cargo to install Cloudflare DDNS service.

cargo install cloudflare-ddns-service



cloudflare-ddns-service expects to find a config file at /etc/cloudflare-ddns-service/config.yml.

As you can see from the path, the configuration should be a yaml file. A sample could look like this:

api_token: "secretkey"
zone: "example.com"
domain: "example.example.com"
ipv4: true    # defaults to true
ipv6: true    # defaults to false
interval: 15  # seconds, defaults to 60

As you can see, we have a token here. This token needs to have access to at least:

  • reading you account zones (for getting the zone ID from the zone name)
  • reading and writing to the DNS zone (for first fetching the records and then modifying them.

Aside of the token, you also have to prepare some DNS records before running this: If you enabled IPv4 support, there needs to be a DNS A record for the configured domain already, and if you enabled IPv6 support, you need a DNS AAAA record set on the configured domain. The service will not create new records, it just modifies existing records.


To run the service, just call the binary. You can optionally set the RUST_LOG env var to configure the log level:

RUST_LOG=info cloudflare-ddns-service


Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.

Please make sure to update tests as appropriate.


cloudflare-ddns-service is cooperative non-violent software: you can use, redistribute, and/or modify it under the terms of the CNPLv7+ as found in the LICENSE.md file in the source code root directory or at https://git.pixie.town/thufie/npl-builder.

cloudflare-ddns-service comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. See LICENSE.md for details.



This work is derived from cloudflare-ddns, a commandline utility fullfilling the same purpose. It's written by Rostislav Raykov z@zbrox.org and available under the MIT license at the link above.

This fork has been made to severly refactor the utility (have it running constantly instead of running it in cron, for supporting IPv6, and for not using a homegrown Cloudflare API client but the library provided by Cloudflare themselves). Due to the nature of these changes, I have not sent a PR, as it makes this basically a separate tool and nearly all code has been rewritten.