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

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Thu Jul 10 22:48:38 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 15:39 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On 7/10/08, Victor Padro <vpadro at gmail.com> wrote:
> ><snip>

> I'm a Desktop user and Linux newbie. If I could use CentOS (which can
> do almost anything, if one knows how to do it), to replace our IPCop
> box, all I need it to do is: (a) Router, between the ADSL Modem and
> our Network Switch) (b) Masquerading, so we can share the Internet
> connection (we get a Dynamic IP address from our ISP) and (c) Caching
> DNS Server, so we can discontinue using the DNS Servers at our ISP.

MY IPCop does all that. Dead easy to setup and configure. Just read the
docs (might have to go to the website and downlod, I can't recall now).

I've been running it several years. I also have it do my time sync.

If you are a newbie, I would suggest first getting the IPCop fully
enabled to do the masquerading, DHCP service, NAT, time service et al.
Then if you still want to do a CentOS-based firewall, you'll have a
known good, tested and reliable firewal working while you make your
mistakes and test.

Another POV: why reinvent the wheel?

> If I knew how to configure that, properly, in CentOS 3.x or 4.x, that
> would be my preferred choice. But, if it is much easier to add a
> Caching DNS Server to my IPCop box, or add a Caching DNS Server to SME
> Server (based on CentOS), or, some other OS, that would be better for
> me, a novice, to get up and running.
> If I can get this running properly, I will add it to my resume!    :-)
> <snip>


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