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How to Test for Successful OpenDNS Configuration

Matt Prytuluk
posted this on January 28, 2014, 11:54

Testing To Ensure You're Using OpenDNS Correctly


OpenDNS provides two different URLs that enable you to test and verify the successful configuration of OpenDNS on a home network. The OpenDNS test URLs are described in the following table.

OpenDNS Test URL


 Correctly Configured


 Incorrectly Configured



To test the Security Settings of your configuration, we recommend using the following test site to test blocking the Security setting for Phishing:



 An OpenDNS Web page with a warning icon and  says,“Phishing Site Blocked!”





To test Content Settings for your configuration, we recommend using the following test site to test blocking pornography sites. However, not every individual Content Settings has an OpenDNS block page for it.  

To test blocking for pornographic websites:

An OpenDNS block page should appear if you are correctly configured. With Content Settings, each of the block pages will vary based on your settings.



If these tests return results other than those described in the table, further troubleshooting may be required. To begin, we suggest to contact your ISP and confirm that they are not running a proxy. Also ask them if they allow 3rd-party DNS services, such as OpenDNS or Google DNS. You might also want to follow the instructions for configuring OpenDNS on each computer, which are available here in addition to our router configuration instructions


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