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OpenDNS hijack google.com
Authored by: proton on Jun 07, '07 11:51:10PM
Before you do this consider this little fact: OpenDNS servers hijack google.com. When you ask for www.google.com it gives you the address of their own servers. From my ISP's DNS (or from the Google DNS directly):
% dig www.google.com
...
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.google.com.                        IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.google.com.         85882   IN      CNAME   www.l.google.com.
www.l.google.com.       58      IN      A       72.14.253.104
www.l.google.com.       58      IN      A       72.14.253.147
www.l.google.com.       58      IN      A       72.14.253.99
www.l.google.com.       58      IN      A       72.14.253.103
...
From OpenDNS:
% dig @208.67.222.222 www.google.com
...
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.google.com.                        IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.google.com.         30      IN      CNAME   google.navigation.opendns.com.
google.navigation.opendns.com. 30 IN    A       208.67.219.230
google.navigation.opendns.com. 30 IN    A       208.67.219.231
...
They say nothing about this in their FAQ or their Privacy Policy so you might want to steer well clear until they come clean on this one.

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OpenDNS hijack google.com
Authored by: changcheh on Jun 08, '07 03:38:15AM
There is a page about the google issue here
http://blog.opendns.com/2007/05/22/google-turns-the-page/

In summary there is a problem with Dell and Google who have done a deal to redirect all traffic from new Dell computers to a more ad-heavy version of google. The OpenDNS servers redirect this traffic to the normal google engine. Nothing sinister, in my opinion.

Does anyone think OpenDNS will help provide access to restricted sites from countries with DNS filtering e.g. some asian countries.

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