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

Dennis McLeod dmcleod at foranyauto.com
Thu Jul 10 23:07:28 UTC 2008

IPCOP here. Use it for Masq, dhcp, NAT, time, Transparent Webfiltering via
URLFilter plugin (and automatic blacklist downloads) and banned internal MAC
addresses (our inside machines) via advancedproxy plugin, and more.....
It's on our public access wifi network with a dedicated DSL connection. Been
up for 2 years.
It's on an old IBM Netvista SFF Celeron 900 with 512M of ram. 
I'm gonna build one at home, cause my kids are getting to the age....

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of William L. Maltby
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:49 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] OT: anything in CentOS 5.2 that uses 
> opendns.com whenbrowsing web?
> 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>
> --
> Bill
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