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    I had OpenDNS set up to block all adult content, and it isn't working anymore. It was working before, but it stopped working. The IP Address is good, and the filtering is set up correctly to "Moderate".

    Any ideas?
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    No error on the IP update? Then are you still using OpenDNS at all?
    http://welcome.opendns.com
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    The IP Address is correct. I have set my DNS servers correctly.
    Is there a quick way I can verify that I am using OpenDNS?
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    OK I can see I'm not using it, now I have to figure out what went wrong.
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    From the Ooops page, I went to internetbadguys and it was correctly blocked by OpenDNS.
    Then I tried going to craigslist.og and it didn't redirect me, it ended up at my ISP's suggestions page.

    Then I went to pornhub.com and it displayed the pornography correctly. My filtering settings are set to the highest. None of this makes sense
    • CommentAuthorzelus
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2012
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    cristobalito,

    Please do the following:

    1. Double check and ensure that OpenDNS is configured as your *only* DNS resolver in your computer(s) and router:
    https://store.opendns.com/setup/

    If you have more than 2 DNS fields to fill out in your router then also use these additional DNS server addresses: 208.67.220.222, 208.67.222.220.

    2. Ensure that the network you're currently using (the IP address shown at the top of your OpenDNS Dashboard) is registered in your account and that your filtering settings are still configured and saved:
    https://www.opendns.com/dashboard/settings/

    3. Flush your web browser caches and restart your computer:
    http://www.opendns.com/support/article/67

    4. If you are signed up with our services and have an IP address that changes, a dynamic IP then use the OpenDNS Dynamic Updater Client on one of your computers.

    Installing and using the Updater Client will ensure that your account settings are applied to the proper network and that your network stats are accurate, even when your IP address changes:
    http://www.opendns.com/support/article/87

    If your filtering settings are still not working after following steps 1-4 then please open a support ticket regarding this issue and our support team will look deeper into it: https://dashboard.opendns.com/support/
    Thankful People: rotblitz, aspensattic
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2012
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    "None of this makes sense"

    No, all of this makes sense.

    "From the Ooops page, I went to internetbadguys and it was correctly blocked by OpenDNS."

    This will have come from one of your caches where the old information was retrieved from. You should flush your DNS resolver cache and browser cache after each settings change or when testing.

    "Then I tried going to craigslist.og and it didn't redirect me, it ended up at my ISP's suggestions page."

    Yep, this one was *not* stored in a cache anymore.

    "Then I went to pornhub.com and it displayed the pornography correctly."

    Sure, it was not in the cache, and you didn't use OpenDNS.

    "My filtering settings are set to the highest."

    This is of relevance only if you use OpenDNS, i.e. if http://welcome.opendns.com/ does *not* return "Oops!".
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    zelus, I added the two extra DNS entries in my router and it seems to be working fine now.
    Thanks for your help.
    Chris
    Thankful People: zelus
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    when i use google and the google filter is not set then a search seems to bring up inappropriate sites. is there a way to filter search results without restricting google completely? (i.e., opendns is blockling other sites)?
    • CommentAuthorbirkita
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
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    If you do not have safe search set in Google then you will see sites you deem inappropriate. OpenDNS cannot control the search results Google displays unless you block the entirety of Google search in which case you will not see any sites in a Google search because you will not see Google search :)
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    Can you go to filtered sites? No. How is OpenDNS to filter also search results? You would either block google.com or not.
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    I'm having similar problems, all my settings check-out.
    In fact, the porn sites used to be blocked, i did't change anything and my ISP ip address is still the same, yet the redtube.com still opens-up.
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    Post the output of this:
    nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.
    and
    nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com. 208.67.222.222
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    C:\Documents and Settings\Tim>nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.
    Server: Buffalo
    Address: 10.1.1.1

    Non-authoritative answer:
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "server 9.ash"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "flags 20 0 2f6 7e00400014c3"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "id 2321226"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "source 24.236.97.195:43022"

    C:\Documents and Settings\Tim>

    C:\Documents and Settings\Tim>nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.co
    22
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

    Non-authoritative answer:
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "server 9.ash"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "flags 20 0 2f6 7e00400014c3"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "id 2321226"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "source 24.236.97.195:4867"

    C:\Documents and Settings\Tim>
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    You certainly can and are using OpenDNS, with account id 2321226.

    Make sure your browser(s) aren't using a proxy, VPN, etc., and not Opera with tubo mode engaged. Make sure you have flushed your browser caches. Check your Network Dashboard and Updater to see if there is an error:
    Network Already Exists / IP Address Taken by Another User / !Yours
    http://www.opendns.com/support/article/83

    More: see http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=11313
    Thankful People: zelus
    • CommentAuthorauftspeed
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2012
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    Hello, there is a way to completely block adult sites I use it along with opendns and you could not pull up an adult iste even if you tried. A very simple thing called a host file (Google it) it's easy to install or uninstall, if you want to block unwanted parasites every once in a while I check back to see if the hostfile has been updated The hostfile is free! Just don't tell anybody you've installed it on your computer if you share your computer.
    • CommentAuthorbirkita
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2012
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    If you do download a host file or a host file changer from the internet please make sure you use a very reputable source. It is an extremely easy way to hijack your internet and redirect you to phishing sites and worse.
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    "Install"? There is always a hosts file in an OS. It's a text file and there is no installation involved. Pre-defined hosts files used for blocking domains suffer the same limitations as any other blocking system, plus more: New domains are always popping up, and the IP addresses for domains change - esp. those involved with CDNs.

    Eventually you will have a monstrous hosts file. And welcome to 1982 or earlier.
    Thankful People: auftspeed

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