[opendns.com] Was Running DNS Locally

Jared Ottley jottley at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 09:22:56 MST 2007

It is optional and is category based:

Block lingerie/bikini sites
Sites displaying or dedicated to lingerie/bikini that could be  
considered adult-only.

Block nudity sites
Sites that provide images or representations of nudity.

Block pornography sites
Anything relating to pornography, including mild depiction, soft  
pornography or hard-core pornography.

Block sexuality sites
Sites that provide information, images or implications of bondage,  
sadism, masochism, fetish, beating, body piercing or self-mutilation.

Block tasteless sites
Sites that contain information on such subjects as mutilation,  
torture, horror, or the grotesque.

Block adult-themed sites
Sites that are adult in nature and are not defined in other rating  
categories. Note: This category should only be turned on if you want  
to be very restrictive on your network.

Block proxy/anonymizer sites
Sites providing proxy bypass information or services. Also, sites  
that allow the user to surf the net anonymously, including sites that  
allow the user to send anonymous emails.

But it also allow you to whitelist sites, block specific domains and  
it tries to filter phishing sites as well.  It also offers custom  
shortcutting for domain names (news --> ksl.com) and typo corrections.


On Dec 11, 2007, at 9:16 AM, Steve wrote:

> A few people have mentioned opendns.com as a solution.
> What would be the advantages and disadvantages of going with opendns?
> It looks like they have "adult content blocking" who makes the
> decision as to what is "adult" content?  Is the adult content
> filtering mandatory?  Don't get me wrong I'm not advocating surfing
> for porn from my network, but I've admined networks that used filters
> like netnanny in the past and have been less than pleased at how
> accurate what they term "adult" actually is.
> Thanks in advance!
> Sincerely,
> Steve
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