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    Hi there,

    I recently created an account to not let adult websites be visited by any users on my home computer. In reference, I'm using windows XP on my computer.

    I did/checked the following before making this post:
    - Set preferred DNS server to: 208.67.222.222
    - Set alternate DNS server to: 208.67.220.220
    - Flushed my windows DNS resolver cash via cmd command "ipconfig/flushdns"
    - Flushed my Firefox (v11.0) DNS resolver cash via "History", "Clear History"
    - Created an account and updated the settings to block adult websites.

    I noticed that the settings were having any effect, so I gave it a day and see whether it would take some time for it to take effect. Unfortunately no results.
    So next up was checking the forums where I was adviced the following on a sticky post:
    - manually restart computer after checking the settings and flushing OS and browser DNS caches.
    - Install openDNS updater and update the settings.

    I did all that as well, yet still I don't see any effects. Could you guys help me and tell me if I overlooked something?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
    Matthijs
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2012 edited
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    Post the plain text output of the following commands here:
    (Trailing dots are part of the commands!)
    nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.
    nslookup www.exampleadultsite.com.

    Also, what browser are you using?

    Edit: @maintenance, yes, I should really read more thoroughly occasionally...
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    rotblitz, the browser is FF 11.

    de.gooijer.family

    "- Flushed my Firefox (v11.0) DNS resolver cash via "History", "Clear History""

    You have to clear the cache moreso than history. History is just temporary bookmarks from your recent browsing.
    Thankful People: rotblitz
    • CommentAuthortommyo
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2012
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    Having same trouble for about a year ... here's my data from above nslookups ...

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    D:\Documents and Settings\Tommy>nslookup -type=txt debugopendns.com.
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

    *** resolver1.opendns.com can't find debugopendns.com.: Non-existent domain

    D:\Documents and Settings\Tommy>nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

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

    "server 11.nyc"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "flags 20 0 2f4 0"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "id 0"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "source 69.214.7.33:3086"

    D:\Documents and Settings\Tommy>nslookup www.porn.com
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: porn.com
    Address: 64.210.140.16
    Aliases: www.porn.com


    D:\Documents and Settings\Tommy>
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2012 edited
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    @tommyo

    "id 0"

    Yes, your IP address 69.214.7.33 is not registered with any OpenDNS network, so there are no settings which could take effect for you. OpenDNS doesn't "know" you then.
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    and "resolver1.opendns.com can't find debugopendns.com.: Non-existent domain"

    is because debug.opendns.com
    • CommentAuthortommyo
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2012
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    OpenDNS updater shows my address is synched; welcome page shows life is good; no chaching or hidden proxy according to your tests; reflushed all browser caches and local machine cache; results of rerunning diagnostics:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

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

    "server 5.nyc"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "flags 20 0 2f4 0"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "id 0"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "source 69.214.11.85:4294"

    C:\Documents and Settings\Tommy>nslookup www.youporn.com
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: youporn.com
    Address: 31.192.116.24
    Aliases: www.youporn.com


    C:\Documents and Settings\Tommy>

    I see id 0 still, so I suspect that I need to get you to "see"me and life will be good. BUt everything looks like you see me!
    • CommentAuthortommyo
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2012
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    I went to my dashboard, added another network and used my current IP. Now it all works. So ... why didn't the dynamic IP address updater keep that network updated to work? The PV utility always says "updated", the same IP address shows on my dashboard, but the named network doesn't get updated somehow.
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    "id 0" - no you have no address registered to your OpenDNS Network at all.

    Why was the updater reporting good updates? I don't know - open a support ticket.
    Thankful People: Daniel Gifford
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    Administrator
    As a side note, make sure you do not have "Send Updates To DNS-O-Matic" checked in the advanced settings of your update client, as that could prevent the updates from occurring in your OpenDNS dashboard.
    Thankful People: rotblitz, zelus, maintenance, tommyo
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    Hi there,

    Sorry for the late respond, but thought I would get emailed or such when a response was given. Anyhow....thank you for all the reactions.

    The data you requested from the command interface are as follows:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\WINNT\profiles\******>nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

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

    "server 11.ams"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "flags 20 0 2f6 7f0000001483"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "id 8589702"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "source 95.96.78.36:2023"

    C:\WINNT\profiles\******>nslookup www.porn.com
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: www.porn.com.sitecomwlr4000
    Address: 67.215.77.132

    Personally I have no idea what they mean, so I was hoping y'all can help me translate this a bit. Secondly I went through Firefox (v11.0) as well as my secondary browser IE (v8.0) to find how to flush the DNS cache.

    With Firefox (v11.0) I did find under "Options > Options > Advanced" the "cached web content" and the "offline web content and user data". But both of them are standing on 0 bytes of disk space. So I'm guessing the DNS cache on FF is all ready flushed
    On the other hand I tried the same with IE by going to "Tools > Delete Browser History" and then I simply deleted all.
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2012
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    "nslookup www.porn.com"

    Surely, there is no domain www.porn.com.sitecomwlr4000

    Try again, you forgot the trailing dot. Exactly what you see, no interpretations please.

    nslookup www.exampleadultsite.com.
    • CommentAuthormoresee11
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2012 edited
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    i have having the same problem also. Note router DNS has been changed. Windows DNS setting have been changed. dynamic ip update is up and running. dnsc cache has been flushed along with brower cache.

    opened two tabs in FF. type one site with WWW.xxxx I able to access site. other tab type xxxx.com and got blocked.

    why is opendns behaving like this? I want to get premium service but not if the system is not reliable.


    just tried it again. now both methods block the site. I don't understand why this is happening


    note id is not 0
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2012
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    Because you didn't flush your caches after the settings change, you have been served with old stuff out of your caches. OpenDNS is nothing to do with it.
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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\WINNT\profiles\******>nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

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

    "server 11.ams"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "flags 20 0 2f6 7f0000001483"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "id 8589702"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "source 95.96.78.36:3128"

    C:\WINNT\profiles\******>nslookup www.exampleadultsite.com.
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: www.exampleadultsite.com
    Address: 67.215.77.130
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2012 edited
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    "Address: 67.215.77.130"

    Fine, adult content is being blocked for you - 67.215.77.130 is not the site's address 67.215.92.210, but the blocking one. If you visit http://67.215.77.130/ you'll be seeing it.

    You are using the OpenDNS Amsterdam location, and your IP address 95.96.78.36 is registered with OpenDNS network 8589702, most likely yours.
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    Hey there,

    First of I can see that the above given URL is indeed blocked for my specific IP adress. Yet my question is why aren't other websites being blocked just yet?

    To be honest I sincerely don't know what's happening right now on a technical level.

    Edit: I don't know whether this gives valuable information, but I noticed that openDNS IS tracking my webactivity. So I'm guessing something is going wrong on this side...:shocked:
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2012 edited
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    "Yet my question is why aren't other websites being blocked just yet?"

    Do you want us users like you to guess? How could we know without coming onsite to check? If even you don't know? Ensure that the domains you want to have blocked are indeed to be blocked by your settings, i.e. by category or as part of your "always block" list.

    "I noticed that openDNS IS tracking my webactivity."

    OpenDNS does not have a way to track your web traffic. They can and do just log your DNS traffic.
    You can disable this under Advanced Settings if you're worried.

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