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    herdad

    I find a lot of domain requests in the middle of the night.  It is difficult to understand if this is resonable activity i.e. system updates, or malicious activity

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    brightonbulldogsfc

    i agree, any more info would be most helpful, thank you

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    crc-datatech

    Yes, we have different people in at different times of the day, need to know when sites are being accessed

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    gcantor

    Much as I appreciate OpenDNS, (thank you very much), I am looking for a system that records timestamps on the logs (which presumably could be rendered rather easily?)

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    rotblitz

    "I am looking for a system that records timestamps on the logs"

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html (DNS traffic)

    http://www.pyrenean.com/Filtering (DNS traffic)

    http://fiddler2.com/ (web traffic)

    Enough now?

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    gcantor

    Thanks, rotblitz, to your knowledge will any of those three capture all the traffic on my home router wireless network (rather than just a single machine?)

    Being a newbie I am just after something simple...

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    rotblitz

    No, these are to install on a computer and capture traffic only from there. Only your router would be able to capture all traffic of your network.

    If your (unspecified) router can't do this, then

    • you may see if it can be flashed with an alternative firmware being able to do this traffic capturing, or
    • you may use another (or existing) computer, installing a proxy server (or the 1st or 3rd program from above) on it, and put it between the router and the rest of devices in the network.
    • You enable logging on this server to capture what you want..

    There's nothing simple. because what you're requesting is not simple.

    You enable logging on this server to capture what you want..

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    dep123

    This feature is really needed!  Even if it just a CSV dump of the raw data that would be a huge step.

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    m_ahlenius

    Agreed - I see some hits to inappropriate sites and it would be great to know what time of day they occurred so I can determine who is accessing them.

     

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    netmapper

    Knowing the time it day is critical to understand who generated the block.  Please add this feature!

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    pricec

    I agree!

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    harryr2003

    I completely agree.. adding a time stamp will also make it easier to filter by time, not just by date

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    shearimpulse

    this is neccessary!  please add this feature!

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    asad-salehi

    I agree

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    skypeable

    This needs to happen, it's not really reporting without timestamps.  As it stands now, this is just a net usage summary.

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    beyond-scarface

    Yes, this is exactly why I've even attempted this software (because I thought that's what it was doing) But nope. Very frustrating. I keep hitting brick walls in this attempt to protect my family.  :(

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    rotblitz

    "attempted this software"

    Software?  OpenDNS isn't software, but a configurable service.

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    beyond-scarface

    Actually, it IS software. It's just running on their server. A Service would imply someone is sitting there performing a task as needed or continually. But this is SOFTWARE as it is performing the needed task for a human... and we pay for it annually.

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    pojlaib84

    is it real

     

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    nikkib1205

    Agree 100%!

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    oynayun

    bi baksana www.oynayun.com

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    detotoro

    Please!!!!

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    marinky64
    Time of day would be most helpful! Please add it!
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    ritchie_cunningham

    This would be a very useful feature! Any chance this will happen anytime soon?

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    scooter3

    AGREED!  Time of day and MAC address would be more specific. Worth more money too.

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    scooter3

    I have over 50 hits a day to porn sites. I cannot believe that is being generated by a person but I cannot tell without a time stamp at least. A MAC address attached to the hit would be conclusive.

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    rotblitz

    "Time of day and MAC address would be more specific."

    MAC addresses are not visible to the internet and therefore not for OpenDNS.  How should they be able to log them?

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    skypeable

    MAC addresses could not be captured from the DNS query.  However, the name/IP of the server that processed the DNS query could be displayed along with the timestamps.  Point half your hosts at one of the OpenDNS servers, and point the other half at the "other" OpenDNS server.  Between the timestamps and the server, users would have a better chance of identifying the origin of interesting traffic.

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    rotblitz

    "However, the name/IP of the server that processed the DNS query could be displayed along with the timestamps."

    Not possible either.  OpenDNS just sees your one public IP address from your DNS queries, no matter what LAN device is raising a DNS query. Internal names and IP addresses are and stay internal, fortunately.

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    skypeable

    Robitz, read my post again.  I am not looking for the address of the requestor (your PC) but of the OpenDNS SERVER that handled the request.  There are 2.  Granted, it's not much but if a customer has to narrow down the source of interesting traffic, they can configure the suspect hosts to use one or the other of the 2 OpenDNS servers.  Paired with a timestamp it could help decide which device made the interesting request.

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