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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 23:47:11 UTC 2008

On 7/12/08, Ian Blackwell <ian at ikel.id.au> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> You entered them there and you can dig +trace from there. That's
>> interesting.  I would like to discontinue using the DNS Servers at my
>> ISP, because: (a ) frequently slow (b) sometimes no DNS (c) the recent
>> problem where I get to opendns.com
> Generally your ISP's DNS should be quickest because they are closest.
> If you're not happy with them, google for "public DNS" and you'll find a
> plethora of publicly accessible DNS systems.

We have been having problems with the DNS Servers at our ISP (the
phone company) for some time. Frequently, slow DNS or no DNS. I didn't
call them, until about 10 days ago, after I tried to get to a secure
server at irs.gov and I got a warning from Firefox, that the SSL
certificate belonged to opendns.com

I am going  to look at opendns.com first for "public DNS".

>>> You can also create a backup using the web-interface.  The backup will
>>> be saved on your local machine and you can restore it from there if
>>> needed.

I will update the Backup IPCop box, and then backup, before I start
playing with the settings.

> Don't forget to save the backup to your local system in case your IPCop
> box gets totally hosed.  You can then rebuild the IPCop system and
> restore the backup from your desktop.

I will backup to floppy (it's an old box with a floppy drive) and also
to my Desktop.
>> <snip>
 Hopefully, this will be a very quick and simple change and be up and running.

Good morning to you! It is 647 Saturday night here in Colombia.

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