What DNS Is Not
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Wed Nov 11 14:56:55 CST 2009
On Nov 11, 2009, at 3:48 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> Since people need to *explicitly* choose using the OpenDNS servers, I
>> can hardly see how anybody's wishes are foisted on these people.
>> If you don't like the answers you get from this (free) service, you
>> can of course choose to use a different service - for instance your
>> ISP's name servers.
> What if your ISP's name servers are those from OpenDNS?
1) You can personally opt-out of OpenDNS' NXDOMAIN stuff & such.
2) I don't really see how that makes a difference. The point is, OpenDNS is not forcing anyone. Your ISP has a policy you don't like, use a different ISP. If there is no other ISP, well, I don't know what to tell you? Start one? Move?
End of day, it is an OPT-IN service. If you happen to "opt-in" by buying service from your ISP, that does not change the basic premise.
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