Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service

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DNS Blocking--Detectable?

Our school is using OpenDNS to block harmful sites, torrent downloads, and other file sharing sites. I found out a way to bypass this by changing my dns to Google Public DNS. My question is, would ...
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How can I set up multiple dynamic users to update a single network's dynamic IP

On my home network we are allocated a dynamic IP. I want to configure ddclient (or an equivalent) to send IP updates to DNS-O-Matic/OpenDNS only when I am on my home network. I do not want to send IP ...
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When I use opendns servers in my dir-655, inranet addresses don't get resolved anymore

When I use opendns servers in my dir-655, inranet addresses don't get resolved anymore. Is there a setting somewhere to tell it to ignore opendns for internal dns requests? Perhaps this is a commonly ...
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really weird DNS problem in Ubuntu {after one month, seems like ISP problem}

I been having this random dns problem, in Ubuntu 10.04 and in 10.10 it started about 2 weeks ago after (I believe) an update. Basically when I go to a website randomly I get that the website I'm ...
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OpenDNS at internet cafes, hotels and airports on Mac OS X

I love OpenDNS and use it on my devices whenever I can to speed up DNS lookups. However, there's one situation (not its fault) where it consistently causes me grief. Public hotspots such as those at ...
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OpenDNS says I have spyware, but which of my computers has it?

I very rarely log into OpenDNS. Last time I logged in, it informed me that it had blocked attempts to visit a spyware domain, but as I have the free version of OpenDNS and the log was too old, I ...
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Google Public DNS vs OpenDNS, which do you prefer? [closed]

I would like my DNS to filter/alert me of potential bad websites. OpenDNS seems to be touting this as their best feature, but Google also seems to say their DNS is secure. Speed does not concern me ...
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Web filtering using OpenDNS for multiple home network computers

I want to filter websites by category using OpenDNS Basic. Do I have to create an OpenDNS account per PC and then configure each manually? How do I link up multiple PCs to one OpenDNS Dashboard so I ...
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Open dns still detects malware activity after having scanned and removed malware

I'm using open dns to block unwanted sites. Everytime I go to the dashboard I always see this malware activity in all of the networks that I have in open dns. What do I do?I'm using avast free, ...
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Alternative to Open DNS

do you know of any alternatives to open DNS. I'm sick and tired of having to see the sites that I want to block every time I reboot my system they reappear again. I have the updater and set the the ...
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Problem with open dns

I'm running windows 7. And I have also installed the open dns updater. Configured the IP Version 4 to use the dns server 208.67.222.222. But everytime I reboot or shutdown then turn on the computer. ...
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How do I circumvent OpenDNS content blocking? Is it a hardware or software issue?

I know something like this has been posted before, but I tried out all the solutions discussed in the article and none of them worked. I'm beginning to think it is a hardware problem, stemming from ...
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Can't find advanced settings on my SMC router

Trying to change my SMC router's WAn setting to use opendns dns. Following the instructions: https://store.opendns.com/setup/device/smc I don't see advanced settings anywhere, and none of the menu ...
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How does OpenDNS work?

Looking at signing up for http://www.opendns.com/start/ but was hoping someone who has used it can shed some light. Basically, where privacy is concered, OpenDNS will know each and every website you ...
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any alternative to opendns? [closed]

any alternative to opendns?do you know of any service that is similar to open dns?
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How to configure open dns?

how can I configure it so that I would not need to change the settings after a computer restart? I really wanted to block the sites that are useless. By the way I chose the setting for a computer, ...
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Google's DNS service: Google public DNS

Google declared their free DNS service, Google public DNS: To try it out: Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your DNS servers. They claim that: ...
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OpenDNS name servers

I'm using the below open DNS name servers which I got from a friend. Are they trustable? 4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2, 4.2.2.3, 4.2.2.4, 4.2.2.5, 4.2.2.6
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Slow website loading on Ubuntu Karmic

I've for a little time had the problem, that it took a while for my browser (Chromium) to load websites. It says "Resolving host" for a while, and then eventually loads; but this process can be pretty ...
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Why is downloading on my Mac seven times slower than on my PC?

I've been working on trying to get my Mac up to speed on the net, and am experiencing some very strange results. First of all, webpages load slow on my Mac. Speedtest says Mac OS X 10.5 ...
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Does using OpenDNS have any disadvantages?

I live in Istanbul and loads of websites are banned here by the government. In order to be able to enter the banned sites like YouTube, some of my friends are using a specific DNS server address ...
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Bypassing Router's DNS Settings

Is there a way to bypass my ISP provided CPE/router's DNS settings? I'd like to use OpenDNS but I am unable to access the administrator acount of the CPE. I tried logging in using the default ...
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Track kids browsing history even when they know how to clear it manually

I have a colleague with two teenage boys (yes, cue cliche's about 'I have this friend see...') He's currently having issues with them browsing pr0n and wants to do a little spying on their browsing ...
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OpenDNS not working from 1 Ubuntu machine

I have OpenDNS set up on my router, however I'm getting a strange situation. The OpenDNS Welcome page confirms that OpenDNS is working on my Windows XP laptop and on an Ubuntu netbook but not on my ...
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openDns from my router

I changed the DNS servers on my Wireless Router to OpenDNS. However, when I test it out using digg (from my Linux machine) as described here it does not give me the expected "SERVER" IP address. ...
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Is it possible to use different OpenDNS settings for different users?

I've set up my home network to use OpenDNS, but it would be nice if I could apply different settings to different users, or different computers. Is this possible? My router/DHCP server is a Linksys ...
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How can you disable the OpenDNS address bar search hijack?

OpenDNS hijacks keywords that you type into the address bar and redirects those searches to their own search interfaces that pulls in Google results and their own ads. This is really the only thing ...
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ports I should block

I recently set up an Ubuntu Server at home, and the first thing I did was place the UFW firewall at full power. Bad move. I could not even "rlogin" to it. I just disabled the firewall, and would ...
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How to access a site blocked by OpenDNS

I'm using OpenDNS to filter some of the content my kids can get to on our home network. Is there any way to access a site that's being blocked without whitelisting it? For example, there are some ...
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Switch DNS settings per Windows user?

I have set up an account at OpenDNS for web filtering. I think it is a great service and don't want to change to any alternative. What I would like to do is change the DNS settings per user so I can ...