Marcs Updater

2021-03-28: This website is finally back online after roughly 3 months of downtime due to an infrastructure move. I am sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused!

There have been some reports about issues with the Updater not updating anymore. Please try the latest beta version and switch to another IP Check provider instead of the previous default dnsomatic.com. For some reason they are rate-limiting the number of requests to their service. The new IP Check provider selection allows you to choose another provider in such cases. You can test the functionality with the new "Test" panel.

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Randy wrote:

Hi Marc, and thanks for this! A few days ago (5/15/2021), the updater provided by OpenDNS stopped working on my win-10 PRO (v1909) 64 bit machine. Support requests to OpenDNS simply go unanswered, but your updater (build 305 2017-04-23 PB 560 x64) seems to work! (At least it reports working, and unlike the one OpenDNS provides, it IS able to see and report my IP address). Anyway, should I inset a shortcut to this program into my STARTUP folder? Or maybe install it as a service somehow?


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Marc wrote:

Hi Randy, my updater installs as a service by default. You can change in the settings if the non-service settings and notification app should launch on startup for all users, just your account or not at all.