Hello everybody ,
my first post on this board ( my first post on any board in a long time , for that matter ) ...
Something good might turn out from this openDNS mess . Clem , I have seen you proposed OpenNIC for fallback , and I think you should have sticked to that idea .
You had a very good intention in this whole matter and it saddens me to see people put so much effort in putting you down , and it's even more disturbing to see that they pushed you to the point where you give up your ( good ) decision .
I have a case for fallback and against it , so let's start wit the pro ;
My ISP does not resolve noip addresses ( eg *.zapto.org , or *.servebeer.org ) , on which I have my private servers at home . So , when I tried to connect to my server I got no connection , and my first instinct was that I was doing something wrong , so I went trough my whole setup again ... and again . Then I fired up browser and to my great surprise , it said dns error . If I had been running mint back then , this would have not happened .
And as for the con , somebody here pointed out that he got to openDNS spam site by clicking a google result to mint forum . I got the same result , it freaked me out , and as paranoid as I am , I was ready to drop mint and walk away .
But then I stumbled upon thread on launchpad , and realised clem is a good guy , doing a great service to community . All of us geeks that can do a simple sudo vi /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail could give the man a break . Fallback was not there for us , anyway ..
But maybe this situation might turn into something good if clem reconsiders his decision to drop fallback in mint16 .
Go with opennic . First of all , they provide a great community service , just like mint does . Second , they provide a whole set of geeky TLD's
Clem , give it a try , maybe it turns out well .