Anyone here use OpenDNS?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by captoats85, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. captoats85 macrumors member

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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I would use it, but my ISP forbids me from making a server accessible outside my home network :(

    I'd love to be able to remotely control my Mac - it would make my life so much easier.
     
  3. daveL macrumors 68020

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    You don't have to become a DNS server to use OpenDNS. OpenDNS offers their high performance, high availability DNS servers to the public. In many cases, their DNS servers out perform your ISP's DNS servers. They also filter phishing sites. I've been using them for some time with great success.

    All you have to do is set your network preferences for DNS to:

    208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220.

    If you have a router, you can skip your OS X network preferences and set your router to use the OpenDNS server addresses above.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Oh, I get it now. I've never heard of them, but I'll be sure to give it a try. ;)
     
  5. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Sure do. In my experience, they're much more reliable than Verizon's FiOS DNS Servers
     
  6. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I use them, and love it. Really fast lookup and fast TTL.
     
  7. spriter macrumors 65816

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    I used them and they're great. My current ISP has super quick DNS so I'm with them at the moment. OpenDNS are better than most UK ISPs I've had in the past though.
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Started using them yesterday. Really, really fast. MUCH faster than my ISP's DNS, though I can't get my router to use them as the DNS server for some strange reason.
     
  9. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I use them, fast most of the time, good for machines that need ISP-independent DNS.
     

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