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Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby MrGta2014 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:17 pm

Ok i installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon x64 Version so i went to WorldStarHiphop.com and it says its blocked on this network using Open DNS on firefox and Google chrome, First of all i own my Comcast internet im the only one that uses it plus i don't use open dns and i never used it i used a different pc and my macbook on the same network and its not block at all, its only blocked on pc with Linux Mint. The Description says its blocked for Video Sharing,Music,Lingerie/Bikini???? why is Open DNS on Linux Mint and is there anyway to get rid of it.
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby catweazel on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:28 pm

MrGta2014 wrote:why is Open DNS on Linux Mint

It isn't. Ask your ISP why they are using it. The phrase "this network" should have given you the clue that your ISP is using it.
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby MrGta2014 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:34 pm

But im using other computers that are connected to the same network and they can go to the website and others with out problems.
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby catweazel on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:37 pm

MrGta2014 wrote:But im using other computers that are connected to the same network and they can go to the website and others with out problems.

Then perhaps you should check to see if it is installed on that computer.
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby MrGta2014 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:40 pm

I have never even used OpenDNS. and i didnt install it.
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby catweazel on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:50 pm

MrGta2014 wrote:i didnt install it.

Does that mean it isn't installed? And have you checked if that machine is going through a proxy?
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby MrGta2014 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:08 pm

how do i check that?
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby catweazel on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:27 pm

MrGta2014 wrote:how do i check that?

I re-read your first post. You've probably got parental controls installed. In the main menu choose System Tools > System Settings. In the network applet, select the network proxy option. You'll probably find that the IP is being pointed to OpenDNS. Set it to 'None'.

You can check for OpenDNS by going here: https://store.opendns.com/familyshield/welcome/
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby MrGta2014 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:22 pm

it still doesn't work.
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby marshmat on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:40 am

MrGta2014 is correct, Linux Mint 14 does use OpenDNS as a fall-back by default if it encounters any problems reaching the normal DNS servers. The OpenDNS servers themselves apply censorship controls, including fairly aggressive domain blocking. If for any reason Mint doesn't get a response from the default DNS server for that connection, it'll switch to the fall-back DNS servers, which are (by default) the heavily censored OpenDNS ones. On occasion, for unclear reasons, Mint will prefer OpenDNS instead of your normal servers.

To get DNS working properly, enter in a terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail

Replace the two OpenDNS IP addresses with those of trusted DNS servers (popular ones are Google's 8.8.4.4 and 8.8.8.8 ), or comment out those lines completely (put a # in front of them). Save and reboot. Censorship should be gone after reboot.

Related references:
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2234
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=128529
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby OzOle on Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:33 pm

Thank you marshmat!

Im disgusted, who in his right mind would introduce this CRAP SPAM site: OpenDSL into Linux Mint?

This is the kind of stupid decision that would make me reconsider using Linux Mint in the future.

Right now I'm shunted off to this spam site when I try to connect to my bank's online website!!!
I have the site in my bookmarks and when I click on the bookmark I'm sent to OpenDSL ?????????????

I will apply marshmat's fix so I can again access my bank and other websites I use regularly.

I strongly urge Linux Mint's developers to remove this CRAP ASAP!
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby OzOle on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:39 am

Yep, that fixed the problem!

Just follow Marshmat's instructions above and you are rid of this very annoying feature of Linux Mint!

Thanks! Marshmat!
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby C-man on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:22 pm

craig@craig-desktop ~ $ sudo gedit /ect/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail
[sudo] password for craig:
sudo: gedit: command not found
craig@craig-desktop ~ $


What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby souprebel on Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:31 pm

C-man wrote:craig@craig-desktop ~ $ sudo gedit /ect/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail
[sudo] password for craig:
sudo: gedit: command not found
craig@craig-desktop ~ $


What am I doing wrong?

Not sure but it may have something to do with you being in 'desktop' in terminal.

This SPAM crap OpenDNS is junk and I just installed a new mint! What are the developers thinking?? :evil: Even the name is a fraud. It is the NSA and JPMorgan all rolled into one AND you put it in my MACHINE!!!! I looked everywhere but I knew it couldn't be FROM linux :shock: oh yes it is!!!
Thanks for the instructions to get this @#$%^&&* out of my box!! But I will reconsider Mint.
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby souprebel on Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:59 pm

After reading many posts on just how bad OpenDNS is I have to ask why do so many in the mint forums say at first that this less-than-reputable DNS DOESN"T even exist in Mint?
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MrGta2014 wrote:why is Open DNS on Linux Mint

It isn't. Ask your ISP why they are using it. The phrase "this network" should have given you the clue that your ISP is using it.

catweazel wrote:
MrGta2014 wrote:i didnt install it.

Does that mean it isn't installed? And have you checked if that machine is going through a proxy?


More than once the answer is 'it isn't there!' But it IS there ! If I am ignorant of something then I do not give answers. But what I see are members that have lots of experience listed in their profile saying what just isnt true.
If one goes to the OpenDNS forums the crew there denies and is demeaning to anyone who questions their actions or wants to REMOVE them from their machines. Coincidence?
https://thomashunter.name/blog/remove-o ... inux-mint/
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=128529
I go through all the security steps to turn around and find out that Mint has left a loose cannon lurking in behind everything!
Get this straight MINT, Linux is too nice to lose to insecure DNSs , I'd rather lose MINT than have a compromised linux distro out masquerading as a secure box.
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby Metalman on Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:06 pm

list of public name servers 2013 update http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstrick ... ervers.htm

OpenNic servers http://www.opennicproject.org/


# ( user modified 12.31.2013 in /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail).
# OpenNIC as first fallback, server nearest (TX, US)
nameserver 50.116.22.226
nameserver 208.115.243.38

# Google, as second fallback.
nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4

# OpenDNS third fallback ( default by Linux Mint 15 in /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail).
nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220

# ( user modified 12.31.2013 in /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail)
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Re: Is OpenDNS already on Linux Mint?

Postby Himpok on Sat May 31, 2014 8:18 am

C-man wrote:craig@craig-desktop ~ $ sudo gedit /ect/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail
[sudo] password for craig:
sudo: gedit: command not found
craig@craig-desktop ~ $


What am I doing wrong?

pluma is the default text editor in MATE instead of gedit.
Code: Select all
sudo pluma /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail
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