[dns-operations] OpenDNS makes your Internet work better

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at center.osis.gov
Mon Jul 10 18:05:47 UTC 2006

You all might be interested to see a response to an almost-identical
message on NANOG.  I'm cc'ing the author of the response.  He might be
interested also in reading your second message, below.

On Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 08:47:47AM -0700, David Ulevitch wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2006, at 6:44 AM, Gerry Boudreaux wrote:
> >For those who have not yet seen this:
> >http://www.opendns.com/
> >They will 'correct' your spelling mistakes for you.
> I'm happy to answer any and all questions off-list but I want to  
> point out one aspect that hasn't quite been messaged correctly. A big  
> point being missed is the addition of "if you want."
> We have written this as a recursive dns service that can do different  
> things to different IPs.  You quote from our FAQ but you leave out  
> the cluefull parts of the FAQ so this is one that's important:
> >>How do I turn off phishing protection or typo correction?
> >>
> >>If you want to use OpenDNS but do not want phishing protection and/ 
> >>or typo correction, you may ask us to disable that protection for  
> >>you.
> >>Currently, setting these preferences requires an OpenDNS team  
> >>member. In the future, you may manage this preference yourself, if  
> >>registered. Registration will be free, and not required to use the  
> >>service. This preference will be offered first for members with a  
> >>static IP address, and then for those with dynamic IP addresses.
> So if you want standard NXDOMAIN, that's fine.  Happy to do it.   
> Different strokes for different folks.  That's the whole idea.
> We're not new at this, or looking to make a quick buck by annoying  
> you with ads.  I recommend giving it a try and letting me know your  
> thoughts.  The idea of both building an intelligent recursive dns  
> server and a recursive DNS service are both a long time in the making  
> and make a lot of sense.  Perhaps we can work on our messaging to  
> more technical audiences. :-)
> Best,
> David Ulevitch

On Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 04:36:11PM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 04:30:12PM +0200,
>  Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote 
>  a message of 50 lines which said:
> > Second, OpenDNS runs a high-performance network which is
> > geographically distributed
> According to their own map
> (http://www.opendns.com/img/network_map.gif) and from traceroutes
> performed via various French machines, they have name servers only in
> the US, which is not a good start for being "geographically
> distributed".
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