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Software - opendns help

greenpuppy - 05.10.2010, 08:04
Post subject: opendns help
I installed aptosid-xfce new.

I want to use opendns, and found this in "Tweaking sidux for speed," which I thought should work:

* Use !OpenDNS?. Once again, !OpenDNS? allows you to safely and quickly surf the internet. You can route your traffic through their DNS servers, which is a round-robin setup that will route your information more efficiently. To do this, all you have to do is:

echo "prepend domain-name-servers 208.67.220.220, 208.67.222.222;" >> /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf
dhclient <your-interface>

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I can't find the dhclient.conf file. The directions at opendns.com are pretty much the same.

What have I overlooked?
kris99 - 05.10.2010, 10:58
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add the following line to /etc/network/interfaces under the section of the interface you want the OpenDNS servers to solve the server names

      Code:
dns-nameservers 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220

and run
      Code:
resolvconf -u

greenpuppy - 05.10.2010, 23:06
Post subject:
Thank you, but it didn't work. This is a laptop Latitude D620, if that makes a difference. It's used at home, and it works using Ubuntu and the prepend method shown before.

I'd rather use aptosid.

Anything else I can try?
HeSaid - 06.10.2010, 00:02
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I have the openDNS IP addresses in /etc/resolvconf/run/interface/wlan0
The contents of the file:

      Code:
domain box
nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220
nameserver 8.8.8.8


I do not know if that file is overwritten on boot, but you can see if it works for you.
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Neal
HeSaid - 06.10.2010, 00:52
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Moved to software support
natelwin - 06.10.2010, 01:02
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Or if you are using a firmware replacement for your router's factory default firmware, you can set it there. This is what I have done in my WRT54GL running DD-WRT. The instructions on exactly how to do this will vary depending upon what firmware replacement and version you are using, of course.
start2usefrsidux - 06.10.2010, 03:21
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Just wanna say that if your goal is speed then OpenDNS doesn't necessarily mean speed. Check where OpenDNS servers are located and see if you are near them. Most of time, Google DNS is faster.

If you are using some GUI software to manage your connection, like gnome-network-manager or wicd, DNS is easy to configure. The instruction on OpenDNS is for Ubuntu.
greenpuppy - 06.10.2010, 08:16
Post subject:
Thanks, all.

For hesaid: that didn't work. So will keep trying.

start2usefrsidux and natelwin: I'm using straight default aptosid install. Ceni works fine so have't changed.

Would wicd or another make it easier to use opendns? I suppose I'd need to uninstall ceni?!

Might try Google is I can get any of them to work!
monkeynuts - 06.10.2010, 10:53
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You need to edit /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf

So it has this line:
      Code:
 prepend domain-name-servers 208.67.222.222,208.67.220.220;

HeSaid - 06.10.2010, 11:44
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Have you tried entering the DNS IPs in ceni?
No, you do not have to uninstall ceni to use wicd.
You can apt-get it and it will ask you for users to be allowed access to network settings. wicd daemon will auto run on boot so you need to reboot to set it up. You can add a lot in the config panels.
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Neal
greenpuppy - 06.10.2010, 12:59
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For monkeynuts: I don't have a /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf file.

HeSaid: When I get home, I'll look into editing ceni. Will also see if wicd is any easier or has extra benefits.

Thanks again to everyone.
x-un-i - 06.10.2010, 13:35
Post subject: Re: opendns help
      greenpuppy wrote:
I installed aptosid-xfce new.

I want to use opendns, and found this in "Tweaking sidux for speed," which I thought should work:

* Use !OpenDNS?. Once again, !OpenDNS? allows you to safely and quickly surf the internet. You can route your traffic through their DNS servers, which is a round-robin setup that will route your information more efficiently. To do this, all you have to do is:

echo "prepend domain-name-servers 208.67.220.220, 208.67.222.222;" >> /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf
dhclient <your-interface>

----
I can't find the dhclient.conf file. The directions at opendns.com are pretty much the same.

What have I overlooked?


Some say one image says more more than thousand words... well at least if you see/look at it....

Have a look into Configure Network in our fine Manual.
titan - 06.10.2010, 14:22
Post subject: RE: Re: opendns help
Assuming you are connecting to the net with a router setting DNS is done at the router unless it is running in bridge mode and just acting as a modem. That is certainly the case with the routers I have used Thompson, Cisco, Zyxel, 2wire
greenpuppy - 06.10.2010, 22:55
Post subject: RE: Re: opendns help
HeSaid: I installed wicd and got opendns working! Many thanks for your straight-up, simple help by pointing me to wicd.

I hope x-un-i is not in charge of helping other newish users like me. I had tried (wrongly) to use information from the old sidux site found by searching for opendns.

Thanks again to HeSaid and the others who offered pointers!
x-un-i - 07.10.2010, 05:18
Post subject: RE: Re: opendns help
you completly overseen the second pic on ceni and there is the solution
monkeynuts - 07.10.2010, 19:08
Post subject: RE: Re: opendns help
Wonders how old his install is if he doesn't have /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf

That file was created a few months back when isc-dhcp-client was installed.

$ apt-cache policy isc-dhcp-client
isc-dhcp-client:
Installed: 4.1.1-P1-9
Candidate: 4.1.1-P1-9
Version table:
*** 4.1.1-P1-9 0
500 http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
greenpuppy - 07.10.2010, 23:37
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Actually, I did a completely new install of aptosid-2010-02-keres-xfce-i386. Afterwards, unfortunately, I saw the warning on the aptosid main page that "A bug has been found in the installer, which accidentally removes /etc/apt/sources.list.d/aptosid.list if adding non-free Firmwares gets selected."

My install did not have the /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf file. Is it possible that the missing file is related to the aptosid.list problem?
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