xenopeek wrote:OpenDNS is not enabled or used on Linux Mint unless no other DNS could be found or reached. It is used as fallback, and nothing more. It is only done to ensure you can use the Internet in those cases where for some reason your DNS can not be found or reached. An example of that would be if you run Linux Mint on a virtual machine, and you have not configured the virtual machine's network correctly.
So, investigate your network configuration as for some reason your ISP's DNS can not be reached (your ISP will have details on its DNS).
jbo5112 wrote:If OpenDNS is used as a fallback, I'm pretty sure it affects every DNS lookup that isn't found on the normal server.
jbo5112 wrote:I have a caching DNS server on my computer
/usr/sbin/dnsmasq --no-resolv --keep-in-foreground --no-hosts --bind-interfaces --pid-file=/var/run/sendsigs.omit.d/network-manager.dnsmasq.pid --listen-address=127.0.1.1 --conf-file=/var/run/nm-dns-dnsmasq.conf --cache-size=0 --proxy-dnssec --enable-dbus=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq --conf-dir=/etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d
Set the size of dnsmasq's cache. The default is 150 names. Setting the cache size to zero disables caching.
jbo5112 wrote:If I disable OpenDNS and clear my DNS cache, I get the proper DNS lookup failed page.
jbo5112 wrote:I don't know their business model
TheForumTroll wrote:there isn't a lot of big DNS providers Mint could have chosen that are worse than OpenDNS.
TheForumTroll wrote:but it does smell a bit of Ubuntu to add it as default fall-back me thinks.
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