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From Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uh...@fantomas.sk>
Subject Re: dns query timed out while sa-update
Date Thu, 15 Oct 2009 06:54:46 GMT
>> On Wed 14 Oct 2009 07:57:35 PM CEST, Jari Fredriksson wrote
>>> This is how I have it, I have a local bind, and OpenDNS as forwarders.

> 14.10.2009 21:48, Benny Pedersen kirjoitti:
>> dont put all eggs in one basket :)
>>
>> (remove opendns forwards in bind)
>>
>> after i learned bind more i found that its stupid to add forwards to all
>> non known domains in the world

On 14.10.09 21:56, Jari Fredriksson wrote:
> OpenDNS does good things.
>
> I have a acript that downloads stuff from internet with wget. I one day
> happened to look at its log, and found odd redirects. I had a typo in
> the script, having wwww.example.com instead of www. OpenDNS had
> redirected my script to the correct file and everyting had worked ;D

I definitely would not call that a "good thing". One day that might result
to "fixing" RBL checks with all kinds of strange behaviour.
It already results in invalid replies - instead of NXDOMAIN the server
returns special IP address, which means, the DNS server LIES.

> In addition to that, I have a junior in this household, who sometimes
> click bad things in internet. OpenDNS says they do filter. Granted,
> Firefox filters too with some kind of "SafeBrowsing" service, but that
> kid probably uses IE.

the DNS is very bad place for filtering this kind of stuff.
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