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OpenDNS - Do You Use It?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by James, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Do you use OpenDNS? If so, what for? If not, why not?

    I use OpenDNS mainly as a general DNS server so that I'm not stuck behind my own cache, though it benefits from the phishing protection and such.

    What're your uses, and if not here's a link to see what it's all about: OpenDNS
  2. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    So this is like google dns? but paided? or am I thinking of something else...
  3. James

    James Well-Known Member

  4. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    looks like a great way to collect personally-identifiable information to me
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  5. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Perhaps, so can search engines, so can installed software, etc.
  6. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    not to the degree this can, unless you are willingly allowing software to spy on you or are somehow routing every resource request through google.
  7. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Who cares.... your isp is (prob) doing the same thing...
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  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Google DNS is widely used.

    If your ISP also supplies your cable or phone, they also collect information and use it for marketing (or sell it to advertisers).
  9. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like you have OTT paranoia. So a company knows what sites you've been surfing. So what? If you realy wanted to keep that info private you would do it through something similar to Tor.

    I have used opendns for years mainly because of its reliablity and the caching issues it resolves.
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  10. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Yep, I use it - it's awesome
  11. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    My ISP offers faster DNS than OpenDNS or Google DNS, so I stick with that.
  12. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Most ISP's do.
  13. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Your joking right?

    I'm with Be* (O2) and I have found their DNS to be useless.
  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    opendns with google as fallover.

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