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Does anyone use OpenDNS?


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do you use it? do you know what it is?

i personally use it as it always seems to fix my connectivity problems.

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Don't use it, but I do know what it is.
I've just never had a reason/need for it.


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Not sure what it is. What is it?

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DNS (Domain Name Server) it takes your www.google.com and turns it into an IP address that you then go to connect to google. i sometime find that the ISP's DNS doesnt work as well as it should 100% of the time so i use OpenDNS instead. basically if you type a url and the site fails to connect but you have internet it might be the DNS timing out not allowing you to get past step 1 of getting to where you want to go. so i changed the DNS service and now it magically works again.

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OpenDNS is a really cool tool. Especially if you are placed in charge of a teenager finishing her HW who can't stay away from FB, twitter, or any any other networking site without supervision. Yes, I am an internet nazi with select people in my family... :blushing:
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They are tracking which sites you visit and selling them to third parties and/or using them for their own advertisements (in google's case). If you don't care about privacy then openDNS or google's DNS is the way to go.

If you just want to block websites, use your router, it probably has a feature that supports it. And if not, one that does isn't expensive at all.

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They are tracking which sites you visit and selling them to third parties and/or using them for their own advertisements (in google's case). If you don't care about privacy then openDNS or google's DNS is the way to go.


who isnt watching you nawadays? getting paranoid over it doesnt help. but glad to know that google has their own DNS, it gives me a second option now.

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I use googles, but may switch over to my ISPs again, cause the only reason I have for using another DNS is to circumvent the piratbay block the Danish government put in effect (And I don't even use piratebay) Anyway since piratebay changed domains it isn't even blocked anymore so why give more than I need to google which is quickly becoming an all knowing watcher over us all.
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getting paranoid over it doesnt help

Paranoid?
My ISP's dns is faster than openDNS or google since it's closer to me in terms of hops and for DNS you want the absolute minimum amount of hops since it has to be as quick as possible. So yeah, the only reason you would have for using anything other than your ISP's DNS, is if they are incompetent at setting up their DNS servers.

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yup, so true. but when you dont have working internet anything is better.

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I use Google dns, I can't remember the details but I read some where that opendns is bad that why I choose to use google dns.

Here the link that says why opendns is bad: http://www.grok.in/b...d-and-the-ugly/
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I personally never had the need to change my DNS. My current ISP DNS isn't that bad at all, considering the fact they update it more often,

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I personally never had the need to change my DNS. My current ISP DNS isn't that bad at all, considering the fact they update it more often,


same here! I have heard of OpenDNS though... hahaha beyond that....

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I use it.

And this is good to know about them:
http://blog.opendns....sorship-policy/

While it has great filtering capabilities, I use mine with all filtering off.


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