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Is OpenDNS running a Proxy?

Chris Frost
posted this on Feb 01 19:44

Yes, sometimes. OpenDNS runs a simple proxy in certain circumstances. Some Internet browsers and many toolbars intercept requests made from the address bar, which prevents initiation of a proper DNS request. Our proxy ensures that your requests are routed properly when using OpenDNS services.

And, like all OpenDNS services, the proxy is respectful of and works hard to protect your privacy. We do not track the DNS requests that are routed through the proxy. In fact, since so many people use toolbars, the proxy must automatically rotate and delete the logs, and this happens frequently.

OpenDNS does not store or mine any of the data that passes through our proxy. The proxy does nothing malicious ÃÃ