[CentOS] OT: anything in CentOS 5.2 that uses opendns.com when browsing web?

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 00:44:45 UTC 2008

On 7/8/08, Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2008, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> >I believe this is completely OT, but I want to be positive. I have a fully
> >up to date CentOS 5.2 box. During the past week, when surfing with Firefox
> >(and today, while testing with Konqueror), frequently, especially when DNS
> >is slow,  I am seeing references to opendns.com  At times, I end up on
> >opendns.com web pages, instead of at the web site I'm trying to get
> to.  My
> >ISP, the phone company, claims this is not coming from their end and that
> >they are not using opendns.com. I was told they have two (2) DNS servers.
> I
> >haven't changed anything in my IPCop Firewall/Router box and my belief is
> >that this is coming from my ISP or upstream from there. . If using
> >opendns.com  is something new in CentOS 5.2, please let me know. TIA.
> I would suggest that you set up your own caching dns server, and don't
> depend on your ISP's.

We use dnscache from djbdns, avoiding BIND (Buggy Internet Name Daemon).

Interesting idea! I will read the IPCop documentation, to see if I can do
that on my IPCop box.
If not, I'm interested in SME Server, if that will do the job. What I don't
like about SME Server is that their documentation isn't available for
download. I like to have local documentation on my hard drive. My strong
belief is that this is coming from my ISP, but they claim I'm the only one
with this problem. I can't imagine that it would be coming from the OS and
nothing has changed in my IPCop box. ISP's like to claim that  problems
are on the users end, rather than on their end. Once or twice, I've pointed
out a problem to a previous ISP, been told there was no problem, and then
later, they tell me that yes, they had a problem.... The phone company is
the best ISP I have had, so far, and they seem to be "pro active" and
usually they fix problems, without me calling them, which I truly appreciate
and respect.
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