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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 16:13:51 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 8:24 PM, Ian Blackwell <ian at ikel.id.au> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> Question: The next time I connect our Backup IPCop box, should I put
>> the 2 IP addresses for opendns.com there, or, the IP of our ADSL
>> Modem? Which will be faster? If I understand, you have the IP
>> addresses in your IPCop box and that bypasses your ADSL Modem.
>> TIA, Lanny
> My advice is to forget DNS on the modem because it won't be more up-to-date
> than the cache on the IPCop server, so it won't serve any useful function.
>  Set the IPCop box to use the IP addresses provided by opendns.com.  It will
> cache DNS query results and contact the opendns servers when it needs to
> refresh expired data or get new data not already in the IPCop cache.  The
> modem can't help in this scenario, so leave it alone and bypass it by
> telling IPCop to go directly to opendns for DNS queries.

That is what I thought, from reading what you'd written previously,
but I wanted to confirm that with you. I will try that, on our Backup
IPCop box, when the other users are not online. Thanks!

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