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    rotblitz

    Is it this?  https://community.opendns.com/domaintagging/?category_id=64 
    If not, OpenDNS generally do not publish list of domains with their category.  Other providers may do this though.

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    kortoga

    Not sure, I want to block the porn images I see when doing a search on Google Images using porn terms.

    Mostly I see these images coming from the porn sites. Because if I try to visit the site that is hosting the image for Google Images, OpenDNS blocks the site as it should.  That is good and I like this.  But why cannot OpenDNS block the image through Google Images?  Since it blocks the website when I try to access it.  I use Firefox, WaterFox or Chrome.  Mostly WaterFox.

    It really does no good to block the entire website when anyone can see great porn images right inside Google Images.  Essentially bypassing OpenDNS.

    From the forums I see answers like: You can only block images by using the domain hosting the image.

    If so, then has anyone started a list of domains to block that would help block these images?

    I am new to this so please be gentle...

     

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    "But why cannot OpenDNS block the image through Google Images?"

    OpenDNS can do this!  But this is probably not what you really want...

    "Not sure, I want to block the porn images I see when doing a search on Google Images using porn terms."

    That's easy!  A DNS service can block domains where content is hosted on.  A DNS service cannot block particular images or other objects, just domains.  Therefore, you block the domains where this content is hosted on, e.g. google.com.  Don't want to block all of Google but want more granular filtering?  That's easy too, but it cannot be offered by OpenDNS.  You must use the features being offered by the hosting provider, i.e. Google and others.  Because these know about content unlike a DNS service. 
    https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/227986807 

    "If so, then has anyone started a list of domains to block that would help block these images?"

    Sure, OpenDNS have! They are almost in the Pornography category, where else?  If you selected this category for blocking, you should be good.  Be ensured that google.com does not belong to this category.  Guess why?

    Are there any domains missing from this category?  No  problem, submit them here: 
    https://community.opendns.com/domaintagging/submit/

    "I am new to this"

    Then keep in mind that DNS is the phone book of the internet, not the phone lines.  Pictures are part of the phone lines, not being found in the phone book.  You want your phone lines being clean, not the phone book.

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    kortoga

    Thank you, I will use the info you provided and start figuring out how to best do this for me.

    You explained it very well.

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    kortoga

    Using OpenDNS and Google Safesearch turned ON did the trick!

     

    Now if I can just find a way to lock the computer's browser to WaterFox with Google as the search engine I will be all set.

    Do you know of anyway to do that?  To stop any other browser from being loaded or the search engine revised.

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    rotblitz

    I'm afraid the feature does not exist in this way in the world and would not make sense to manage a whole network with many devices and many different types of browsers.

    It looks like you didn't use the CNAME option for SafeSearch, but the cookie option.  The CNAME option works for all browsers on a computer (if using the local hosts file) or even on your whole network if you can configure it centrally on the router or DNS server.  The cookie option just works for one browser on one device and one logged in user.

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    billnheather

    This was very helpful to me, too!  I'm just getting into the problem of blocking porn in our home, and there's definitely a steep learning curve to understand all the bits and pieces.  Thanks for helping, Rotblitz. And great description of the problem you were facing, Kortoga.

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