Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service

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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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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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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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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How do I set DNS Servers on Raspberry Pi?

I want my Raspberry Pi to use OpenDNS to resolve domain names. How can I modify this setting?
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Different DNS based on user?

I have OpenDNS with access controls set up for my laptop. I want to disable the filter for specific users, but there doesn't appear to be a simple way to do this. My first thought was to enable the ...
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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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Bypass OpenDNS and use ISP DNS servers for CDNs (DD-WRT)

I'm using OpenDNS at home with a DD-WRT router (Buffalo Airstation). While OpenDNS is great for many things, Content Delivery Networks don't play nice with it. I noticed this when I tried to rent a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Forcing resolver to OpenDNS's servers

I'm trying to configure Debian as a router/gateway on my network with eth0 going to my ISP's modem and eth1 to my LAN. eth0 needs DHCP so that it gets the proper IP address from my ISP modem, but in ...
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Using OpenDNS screws network

How are you supposed to use a home network when using OpenDNS? If you set it as your DNS on the router it hijacks even Windows file sharing traffic so you can see computers on the network but when you ...
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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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Using static DNS in Debian Squeeze?

I'm connecting to different WLANs all the time, and at boot time my computer also connects through a VPN-tunnel. The problem is that the DNS-server address received via DHCP often times don't allow ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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how to change open dns settings for the router?

Under the settings where the ip address can be selected. I only see my external ip address. And any configuration(blocking sites) that I do from there wouldn't actually take effect. Unless I also try ...
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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 ...
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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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How to prevent Firefox from redirecting to OpenDNS's “website-unavailable.com”?

I'd like to get Firefox to work with OpenDNS, but still retain Firefox's standard behaviour when typing something on the location bar. Before I set up things to run OpenDNS, if I typed google on ...
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Would a VPN and a third party DNS enough for security?

If I use a VPN that encrypts my connection and a third party DNS like Google's or OpenDNS' (to avoid DNS leaks?), what can my ISP see, exactly? Just me querying the DNS server? To clarify, I got an ...
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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 ...
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How to run OpenDNS updater silently

Is it possible to run OpenDNS in such a way that the user does not see the updater popping up and saying that the IP address was updated?
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performance of OpenDns versus Google Dns?

A bunch of articles were written on this topic in 2009...wondering if there's a more updated comparison of the performance between the two?
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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 and proxy settings

My work PC is connected to my company domain and it uses proxy settings. I tried to block a site(eg. facebook.com) using openDNS settings, it did not work. Will openDNS work if I use proxy settings ...
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How to set the DDWRT router to use only opendns?

I need to setup my router to use opendns. It have the latest DDWRT firmware. But I want the router to act as a DNS server so it will cache the queries. I have set the Additional DNSMasq Options as ...
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Use different DNS servers for different domains?

I have windows 7,i want to configure different dns servers for different websites. My isp's login page only works with his dns server,if i use open dns..i cant load up my isp login page. So i want to ...
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'Split horizon DNS service' with BIND on windows 7,how to configure?

I want to set up 'forwarding proxy DNS server' on my windows 7,so that i can perform conditional forwarding on my 'ISP's login website' because the way to load the login page of my ISP's website is to ...
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OpenDNS servers initial response is very slow

I've got a Time Warner cable ISP package (RoadRunner), and the modem they gave me doesn't allow me to specify which DNS servers to use; it always uses whatever the upstream dhcp server gives it. I ...
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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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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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Use OpenDNS when ISP hardcodes DNS

My ISP gave me a router with the DHCP / DNS settings hard coded. They blocked access to it, so there's no way for me to change it. However I have a WLAN router that can do DHCP. Can I set up my ...
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FireFox continues to redirect based on outdated httpd.conf rules (other browsers dont)

This is really odd, because it shouldn't be happening at all. When I access wellness.learnitlive.com on FireFox, I see it redirected to: ...
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Is it possible to do full URL logging in routers (ie not just subdomain level)?

I'm using OpenDNS to log websites visited. But I only get the domains/subdomains visited. Is it possible to log the full URL visited (for example http://superuser.com/questions/ask, not just ...
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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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Can I still use Gmail if Google is blocked by OpenDNS?

OpenDNS blocks access to all search engines, including Google, on my network. I don't necessarily need to search Google, but it would be nice if I could access Gmail still. If it's not possible to do ...
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Malicious DNS lookup detected by OpenDNS

Upon logging into my OpenDNS dashboard, I got this happy message: Malware/Botnet Activity Detected Activity Label IP Last seen Malware Home 107.2.178.118 Sep 9, 2012, ...
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When I use OpenDNS, does it also block sites for others using my Windows internet connection?

I created a wireless hotspot in Windows 7 using the following method, without using a software like Connectify: Lifehacker — Turn Your Windows 7 PC Into a Wireless Hotspot I'm using OpenDNS on the ...