Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service

learn more… | top users | synonyms

8
votes
5answers
6k views

What are the pros and cons of using an alternative DNS instead of the ISP server?

I searched the web for answers, but I haven't found anything conclusive. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using an alternative DNS (for example, OpenDNS or Google DNS) as opposed to the ...
19
votes
8answers
3k views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
553 views

Open Dns on my router giving problems

Recently i switched to OpenDns with Familyshield.I have applied the dns setting on my belkin wireless router. If i dont use internet for 3-4 hours,my ISP asks me to re-login again,then i cant access ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Prevent users from changing LAN settings

I'd like to stop my kids from changing either the LAN or WAN settings on PC or Laptop. I'm using OpenDNS and have it set to use their DNS servers, but my kids keep removing the DNS settings to access ...
6
votes
2answers
545 views

How can I store DNS cache in case the DNS server goes down?

I'm using OpenDNS's DNS servers. Today, it went down for half an hour. I'm wondering if I can store a cached copy of the DNS records of the websites that I visit often. Google Chrome does this ...
3
votes
1answer
320 views

How exactly does DNS work?

I'm learning pentesting from books. So far I thought I know about DNS but now I'm completely lost and confused. well, I know what happens when you enter domain name in your browser: Say, I've ...
2
votes
5answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
653 views

FIltering Adult Content

I'm using OpenDNS now for over a month . But it doesn't filter Adult Content although i specified High Restriction in the settings . It automatically sends the IP to its server (?) but it doesn't ...
0
votes
1answer
526 views

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 ...