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 From:  Quark IT - Hilton Travis <Hilton at QuarkIT dot com dot au>
 To:  Kevin Tollison <ktollison at gmail dot com>, "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Which dynamic DNS services do you use?
 Date:  Mon, 16 Mar 2009 06:49:54 +1000
G'day Kevin,

In no way did you upset me.  You mentioned EveryDNS and OpenDNS and I mentioned that OpenDNS has
issues - enough that we've deployed it to over a dozen clients initially and removed it from all of
those sites because of DNS resolution issues.  There were about 9 or 10 (I can't recall the exact
number) clients who suffered issues when OpenDNS went offline at one point, so we removed it from
100% of our clients and no longer suffer DNS-related issues.  I also know quite a number of other
consultants who have had issues with OpenDNS outages affecting their clients who no longer use their
service.  At other times we've had OpenDNS just go either non-responsive or into block-all mode -
and either way, it wasn't enjoyable for our clients.

Also, apparently I was wrong about David being only an employee of OpenDNS, and for that I

OpenDNS definitely has some good features.  I'm not denying that.  We just found that their outages
caused more issues for our clients than their beneficial features resulted in, so we've moved back
to ISP DNS and had no issues since doing so.  I *am* always keeping an eye out for OpenDNS, though,
and hope to try their service again sometime in the future.

The whole idea of this thread is to offer up dynamic DNS services and have people discuss them -
that's what we were doing, when David Burgess came in throwing accusations around trying to stifle
valid discussion.




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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Tollison [mailto:ktollison at gmail dot com]
> Sent: Sunday, 15 March 2009 2:46 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Which dynamic DNS services do you use?
> Sorry to have upset you Travis. EveryDNS was recommended by some
> people in my local LUG. So far it works just fine and seems to have a
> strong user base.
> As far as OpenDNS. I understand the business model and am rarely
> redirected to the search/ad pages. For me and many of my clients it
> has been faster and more reliable than our  ISP's DNS servers.
> If/When that changes I have the freedom to stop using the service just
> as I had the freedom to start using it.
> Please give me some numbers to back up your claim. My personal
> experience over the last couple of years with them has been great.
> On 3/14/09, David Burgess <apt dot get at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 8:37 PM, Quark IT - Hilton Travis
> > <Hilton at quarkit dot com dot au> wrote:
> >> G'day Kevin,
> >>
> >> OpenDNS - the DNS solution to your Internet issues - when it goes
> down (as it
> >> does more often than any other service) you won't have any
> inappropriate
> >> content issues as you won't be able to get to any sites, and when it
> is on, it will
> >> redirect queries to their advertisers.  Yeah, great service!  :(
> >
> > That's a bit harsh, if not libelous. Anybody that uses OpenDNS knows
> > that they advertise; they're quite open about it. As for their
> > performance record, on what do you base that accusation?
> >
> >> the guy who started EveryDNS is an employee of the OpenDNS project,
> not its creator.
> >
> > You seem to know a lot about him. Is this personal?
> >
> > How about instead of hijacking this thread about what dynamic DNS
> > services the users want, you start a new one on the topic of your own
> > liking? It's what etiquette dictates.
> >
> > db