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#11780 11-Feb-2007 17:21
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Does anyone use this ? see  http://www.opendns.com/
Will it work here ? Is it worth it ?




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  #60495 12-Feb-2007 09:36
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I wouldnt think that this service is faster. All your dns requests have to travel internationally to their servers, where as your isp's are located within new zealand. The other thing is they can monitor what websites you are visiting and also if you were to enter a spelling mistake when typing in a web address, they can respond with a page containing advertisments etc. rather than the simple error that your browser would normally display.




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  #60553 12-Feb-2007 18:26

OpenDNS is a domain camping business operating under the guise of a free, useful service.




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  #60557 12-Feb-2007 18:43
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barf: OpenDNS is a domain camping business operating under the guise of a free, useful service.

Those evil sods are also clearly telling people what they do... darn their evil ways...







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barf: OpenDNS is a domain camping business operating under the guise of a free, useful service.


Domain Squatting / Camping is a very good way to put it. If they had a million users, and some day decided they wanted to promote or had a deal with xyzvideo.com, they could just start redirecting their users queries for www.youtube.com to xyzvideo.com. The users would take a while to figure out who is doing the redirecting or even start to actually use xyzvideo.com.




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