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Safer, Faster, and Smarter internet access

Safer, Faster, and Smarter internet access by using OpenDNS

If you are not aware of OpenDNS, please do look here first.

OpenDNS protects you from phishing — bad websites trying to steal your personal information. When you try to go to a phishing site, Opendns let you know.
Let's try to configure and use this on Linux.

1) Make sure named is installed on your system.

2) Edit your /etc/resolv.conf file and add following entry

3) Now edit your /etc/named.conf file, you should have similar to this... in your "options" section of named.conf file

options {
directory "/var/lib/named";
dump-file "/var/log/named_dump.db";
statistics-file "/var/log/named.stats";
forwarders {;; };
forward first;
listen-on port 53 {; };
allow-query {; };
notify no;

Here most important part is entry of opendns servers in forwarders section.

4) Now restart your named server.

5) open your browser and type : --> You should see something similar to this ...


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