Add another set of FamilyShield IPs

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    rotblitz

    It seems you want to end up for a set of IP addresses for any believable of the dozens of categories, and even for sites not being categorized yet, as I can see from your message in the idea bank section. This is how I understand it from you, and this is certainly not the way to go...

    Why not simply use your dashboard to individually configure the settings as you want them?

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    utognazzi

    Ok for the first one (another set of IP adresses) I know that I can use the dashboard, but I think that it will be more easy and comfortable if I have another set of IP addresses :) .

    For the second (sites not categorized yet) I think that there are a lot of porn sites that are not categorized yet (I added a lot of sites in these days, you can check it) and so, for a best protection for kids, I think that could be a good idea.
    OpenDNS works very well and so thanks for your service ;) but, for me, i think that my ideas are useful in some case.

     

    Thanks for the attention and sorry for my bad English

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    rotblitz

    I should clarify that I'm just a user like you, not staff. It is not "my" service. ;-)

    " it will be more easy and comfortable if I have another set of IP addresses :) ."

    For you, but not for everybody else...
    No, to have a DNS resolver address set for every category and combination of them is certainly not the way to go. Everybody achieves the highest individual granularity by using the power of the dashboard. This is exactly what it is for.

    Also, if you had two sets of  FamilyShield addresses available, one as is (adult sites), and another (P2P/File Sharing/Data Storage), and you wanted to block both, what could you do??? You can't! 

    "For the second (sites not categorized yet)"

    This has been discussed a lot on the old forums, but appeared to be more than just unpractible. Uncategorized sites can belong to any category, not just ones you don't want to see. Btw, the whitelist-only feature of OpenDNS VIP already covers this requirement. No need to request it again.

    And no worries, English isn't my native language either. Your English appears brilliant to me.

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    utognazzi

    Ok thanks, I understand ;)

    However, relatively to the set of ip I meant this:

    - one set that block only pornography,

    - and one set that block pornography and P2P/file sharing and file storage.

    So not one or other but like an incremental protection that add more categories. For example:

    Basic protection: block pornography.

    Advanced protection: block pornography and p2p/file sharing and file storage.

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    utognazzi

    Sorry I forgot one important thing:

    Basic protection (208.67.222.... and 208.67.220...): block pornography.

    Advanced protection (208.67.222.... and 208.67.220...: block pornography and p2p/file sharing and file storage.

     

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    webmastered

    I like the idea.   There are 60 categories.  Why not have an IP for each combination of category?  With anycast you only need one IP address per DNS server.   With 60 categories we're only looking at just under 8,000 IP addresses to cover all the possible combinations.    I could setup my kids laptop to use the IP with the combination I want and not have to worry about which WIFI they happen to be on.  ARIN alone has plenty of free IPv4 space: https://www.arin.net/resources/request/ipv4_countdown.html

     

     

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    webmastered

    Sorry, I did my math wrong, closer to 2.5 million IPs.

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    utognazzi

    I mean, not one set of IP for each possible combination (it's crazy!), but only for Family shield (two ore three set of IP) because I think, but this is my only opinion, that the use of OpenDNS to block pornography is the most important thing for parents to protect their children while surfing on the web.
    What do you think about this?

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    rotblitz

    No, not for me and my household. And I prefer to use the dashboard settings due to most granularity and flexibility. And I use other methods and tools too. Due to the diversity of expectations and requirements people can have, I do not think that a "set and forget" solution like FamilyShield can be optimal.

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    cervezafria

    I like Family Shield as it is. Simple.

    When I need to step beyond Family Shield, Dashboard (free) offers sufficient tweaking between categories and white/back lists. In contrast, television is far worse, and its program rating codes lack content granularity.

    BTW, you can block P2P applications from being installed, simply by not allowing your kids to "administer" their own accounts. Otherwise it's nearly impossible for OpenDNS to block P2P since by its nature, it is distributed across thousands of client hosts, many of which have dynamic IPs. I doubt that OpenDNS would categorize entire IP blocks (Comcast, for example) used by individuals such as ourselves as P2P.

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    Brian Hartvigsen

    This isn't something we plan to do.  Instead of offering a million different IP choices based on the categories you want to filter, it's much easier to have you sign up for an account, register your network and then allow you to select the categorizes you want filtered.  Additionally if you use the FamilyShield IPs we'll always apply the adult category filtering in addition to the additional categories you select in the Dashboard, so you don't have to worry if you missed one of them.

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