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    • CommentAuthorjxenu
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2009
    I was using, by default, my ISP's DNS addresses. But then, instead of the "not found" status when querying nonexistent sites, they started returning the address of a "search" page of theirs. This breaks things, particularly DNS-based RBLs. So... I heard about OpenDNS and I decided to try it. I changed the DNS addresses in my routers. The second test I try (the first was to see if it worked at all) was to try a nonexistent address in my web browser. Lo and behold, I get one of those "search" pages, this time from OpenDNS. So there's no advantage over my ISP's DNS servers. OpenDNS won't "unbreak" DNS RBLs.

    I heard Google has a new DNS service. I wonder if they're any better.
    • CommentAuthormaintenance
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2009 edited
    It's not about "better".
    Turn off the OpenDNS proxy & typo correction if you need NXDOMAIN.
    This may break your ability to set filtering, etc. while off.
    • CommentAuthormiked
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2009
    OpenDNS detects RBL-like queries and does not modify NXDOMAIN responses for them. If you find an RBL where this is not the case, please open a support ticket and we will fix it.
    • CommentAuthortrendikola
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2009
    @jxenu: I would never use Google's DNS Server! I'd rather use my ISP's one!
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