Dangers of Using an Open DNS?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by geotraveller, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. geotraveller macrumors newbie

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    Apr 10, 2008
    #1
    I've been having trouble accessing and loading certain pages from the Intranet. The Apple Store is one of them. After talking to my ISP and re-booting my gateway/router, I'm told the problem is further down the line between the company's Web site and its host. This sounds odd to me, but ok.

    In searching out solutions, I came across a thread on this site which suggested a temporary work-around that involves adding some open dns addresses to my DNS settings.

    This seems to have worked, but can anyone tell me if there are any dangers or downsides to adding these open dns settings?

    For your reference they are:

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220
    4.2.2.2
    4.2.2.1

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    Aug 30, 2006
    Location:
    Wales
    #2
    If using OpenDNS has sorted your problem, sounds like it might be an issue with your ISP.

    I've been using OpenDNS for the last year, I find it much quicker than the default ones.

    I don't think there's any dangers from using it.
     
  3. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

    yetanotherdave

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol, England
    #3
    I like open DNS and have used it for a couple of years now. No problems whatsoever.
     

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