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pascal
09-06-2009, 07:36
Would anyone care to explain OpenDNS and its benefits in simple terms? Would appreciate it. Thanks for any responses.
pascal

srhoades
09-06-2009, 14:40
It's pretty simple. Instead of using your IPS's DNS servers your use the OpenDNS server. You then create account and add your network. If you don't have a static IP then you install a client that automatically updates your account with your current IP. Then you decide what you want to filer by selecting categories; porn, auction sites, gambling, etc. You can also block specific sites by URL as well as allow specific sites if it is blocked by the category. I don't use any filtering on my home network but I do use their DNS servers because they are more responsive that my ISP's.

pascal
09-06-2009, 15:19
Thanks srhoades for the attempt. I have ATT DSL behind a router and can it already has some of the features of blocking that you mention. So I quess it offers me no benefit. I read a bit about it's ability to change between two DNS addresses to speed throughput. True?
pascal

srhoades
09-06-2009, 21:29
I have AT&T Uverse and I was constantly getting "could not load page" errors. I can't change the DNS servers in the Uverse router so I assigned my desktop a static IP with the OpenDNS servers and the problem went away. You won't see an increase in throughput, but you will see a decrease in the amount of time it takes for your browser to resolved the URL and contact the website.

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Those are the OpenDNS servers.

pascal
09-07-2009, 06:01
Thank you for your perseverance. I believe I get the idea know. I appreciate your assistance.
pascal