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    • CommentAuthorRod
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2007
    Good Day All...

    I thought I would share this information with
    the OpenDNS community...if the site admins
    decide to remove this, thats ok too..

    For those who wish to make use of OpenDNS's domain
    blocking tool
    (ie: those with young kids using the computer)

    Here is a link to a 3rd party hosts file developer
    listing hundreds of sites and/or domains that one
    may wish to block for various reasons..
    (Link to text version of this file)

    These are not "blacklisted" sites / domains..
    they are sites / domains that this 3rd party hosts file
    developer has determined to be troublesome, unsafe,
    offensive or un-desireable for one reason or another.
    porn sites or virus transfer sites, cookie tracking...ect..)

    The final decision is really up to you on which
    sites / domains to block...this list is simply
    offered as a reference, is well commented... and
    updated frequently.
    This is a huge list so take the time to review
    it....for those with young kids using the PC at home
    most of the adult / porn related sites or
    domains appear toward the bottom of the list.

    To add sites or domains to your OpenDNS domain
    blocking tool.. simply log into your account...

    Click "My Account"
    Click "Networks"
    (The next steps assume that you have a network set up)
    Click "Settings" (the wrench icon)
    Click "Blocked Domains" link on the left nav. panel.
    Add the sites / domains that you wish to block.

    ***disregard the part seen next to each entry
    on this text list,
    just use the site / domain address itself only !

    An Example:
    If you wish to block
    type just that into the field, ignoring
    the in front of it.***

    As mentioned above, this list is not produced by
    OpenDNS, it is simply a text version of a
    custom hosts file offered on this developers
    "Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File"

    I thought it may prove useful for those OpenDNS
    users that may wish to filter web content using
    OpenDNS's member tools.

    New York, NY
    Thankful People: ahoier, sparko
    • CommentAuthorfreddy
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2007
    There's just one problem, you can add just up to 25 domains ;)
    Thankful People: jackpea
    • CommentAuthorahoier
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2007
    Yea, I noticed that too ;) I started going down my list of the top domains on my shit list (particular,,, etc...) since they have SOOOOOOOO many was great, being able to add them to OpenDNS for DNS blocking. Especially hotbox....ahh, I forgot all about intellitxt or whatever...hahaha. I better go make room :)
    • CommentAuthorpencoyd
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2007 edited
    Domain blocking is not intended to be a category solution. It's a pinpoint feature, aimed at giving you precise control over certain domains.

    OpenDNS addresses entire categories differently, as we've done with phishing. Adult will be the next entire category offered, as an option.
    Thankful People: alexander.cooper, dandyslash
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    imho, bad websites with malware category should be on top priority over adult category.
  2.  permalink
    it'll be great if we can block using wildcard.
    something like:
    sex*.com or ad??.* etc...
    • CommentAuthorahoier
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2007
    I think that is out of the scope of DNS :)

    Just be greatful we don't have to add

    or wahtever the crazy hostname formatting doubleclick uses ;)
    • CommentAuthorjoeloucyn
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2007
    Why don't you use SpywareBlaster to block malware, porno sites and troublesome tracking sites like Doubleclick? It is free and would cause less of a "drain" on OpenDNS resources. You can get further info from here:
    • CommentAuthorahoier
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2007
    I read somewhere that Spyware Blaster isn't compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista...though that was maybe a month or 2 ago....something due to the way ActiveX works in Vista now?
    • CommentAuthorjoeloucyn
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2007
    SpywareBlaster is compatible with Vista but the next version of SpywareBlaster will have extra features only available to Windows Vista users.
    • CommentAuthorBaphomet
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2007
    Firefox + Adblock + Filterset.G
    • CommentAuthorjimg3
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2007
    re: Adult category, I'd rather see something along the lines of a filtering / dansguardian type of solution ( - pattern / phrase detection has a better chance of catching the undesirable sites than just static blacklists.
    • CommentAuthorjshier
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2007
    Well, listing is the only thing DNS is capable of. So that's the solutions they're going to offer.
    • CommentAuthorgibbo
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2007
    I hope the next big list focuses on trimming back the crapware in the world. :bigsmile:
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    Personally I would like to see a block of P2P sites and their cache servers. I run a restricted open ap at my apartment and the only way to keep them from using P2P it seems is ACLs and some dns blocking. I used my local dns server to limit there client usage due to I noted they were using a gnutella variant that kept looking up its tracking nodes or what ever there called.
    • CommentAuthorpencoyd
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2007
    Adult site blocking is here, for free.


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