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    rotblitz

    Ah, now I understand what you mean,  Btw, there are not two OpenDNS server addresses, but four, even six with the FamilyShield addresses.  Even better for your purpose.

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220
    208.67.222.220
    208.67.220.222
    208.67.222.123
    208.67.220.123

    And all servers are listening on ports 53, 443, and 5353, so one could even differentiate by port per address if the port numbers would be logged beside the resolver addresses which would result in 12 (18 with FamilyShield) combinations.

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    crazy-mikey

    Yes please add timestamps to the logging. I would be so greatly appreciated.

    As skypeable stated, "it's not really reporting without timestamps.  As it stands now, this is just a net usage summary."

     

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    crazy-mikey

    Yes please add timestamps to the logging. It would be so greatly appreciated.

    As skypeable stated, "it's not really reporting without timestamps.  As it stands now, this is just a net usage summary."

     

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    chrisza

    Two days ago I was told by the person in the chat window for this site that OpenDNS VIP would display a date and time stamp for each site visited on my network. I specifically asked that question. I purchased the VIP version for that specific purpose. I have not been able to see the time stamp and have been trying to find out why. Now you are telling me that there is no time and date stamp. Is that correct for the VIP version or am I doing something wrong?

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    rotblitz

    "the chat window for this site"

    Are you sure that this chat exists?

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    nigelcato

    I agree 100%. When I upgraded from the free version to the paid version it was on the understanding that the reporting would be more detailed, and specifically would provide information such as a time / date stamp.  To be honest I'm struggling to see what of any great consequence I am getting by paying the subscription, compared to just using the free version.

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    martimom

    I have the paid version too, and would like to see my domains listed by date, not by number of hits.

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    diyer

    Would like to see a time stamp attached to each dns request as well as the local  ipaddress making the dns request.

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    rotblitz

    "as well as the local  ipaddress making the dns request"

    You would have to send this information to OpenDNS then.  This is not part of the DNS protocol yet.  Didn't know?  You'll have to redesign the internet...

    Alternatively, use the Enterprise (Umbrella) line of OpenDNS services.  With these you run local software which indeed transmits this internal information to OpenDNS, in conjunction with AD integration.  Not sure if these items appear in the stats though.

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    injuredindoubt

    I also would find a timestamp most helpful in identifying who is attempting to use which sites.

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    rebound

    yes, why aren't there timestamps?  its ridiculous not to have them.

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    schnabeljs

    OpenDNS in the retail paid version (not just the Enterprise version), should "simply" record the website requested for each DNS request made by a user network.  The URL, and timestamp should be stored in a "simple" chronological log file that the admin for an OpenDNS account can view. The benefit is that as an admin, I can now see every website that was requested from my network, and when the request was made.

    I suggest additional "simple" tools could be added for different "views" into this log file.  For example, while viewing the log file, I'd like to be able to click on any URL that was visited and be shown a pop-up that would allow me to select "Show all log entries for this website", "Show all log entries for this specific URL", "Add website to whitelist (or blacklist)", "Add URL to whitelist (or blacklist)".  I should have the option to view the log file for a given date/time range, or just a given date.  I should have the option to query the log file for a specific website name, or URL.  I should be able to use special characters in my search, for example, search for all entries for www.mycard*.com, or *.mycard.com, etc.

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    schnabeljs

    P.S. to my previous comment.  Instead of $19.95 a year, I'd pay an additional $10 a year for this capability!!!!!  Not being able to see what websites/URLs were visited, is very frustrating, especially when I know you see the data and could capture it!!!!!!!

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    rotblitz

    "should "simply" record the website requested for each DNS request made by a user network.  The URL, and timestamp should be stored in a "simple" chronological log file that the admin for an OpenDNS account can view."

    What are you dreaming about?  Again, only the domain name is part of the DNS protocol.  There is no "website" or "URL" or anything of that being part of the DNS protocol.  What you don't send to OpenDNS cannot be logged.  So easy!

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    schnabeljs

    Rotblitz, sorry for being a neophyte...website = domain name in our world.  So why can't you store the domain name in a log file along with a time stamp and do all the things I suggested?

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    rotblitz

    "why can't you store"

    Because I am not OpenDNS, but a user like you.

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    schnabeljs

    Ah, you sounded so "product management like", I just figured you were them.  Thanks for the clarification.  So no one from OpenDNS comments on these issues I guess?  It's just banter between users?  Good venting tool, but useless if nothing comes of the feedback.

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    bigchaudry

    Adding a timestamp to the logs is the top requested idea. Why doesn't anyone from OpenDNS product team take now and introduce this for OpenDNS VIP paid members at least?

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    Brian Hartvigsen

    Time Stamping is something that we have implemented into our OpenDNS Umbrella product line as part of our Real Time Activity Logging.  This allows you to see what is happening on your network right now with distinct granularity.

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    mcweb

    Great information.

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    opendns_wish

    Would be nice for Non Business users to get this information as well as the Umbrella product.

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    kfyukd

    Home users also need time stamps! And we need to be able to sort the list by time and a lot of other criterias. I feel betreyed bying this solution and getting this lousy reports. I even think the first report included a lot of old cookies BUT WHO KNOWS when the report lacks time stamps???

    You have to solve this! It's crusual for your product!

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    bigchaudry

    The wait is finally over !!!  At last an advanced &  flexible cloud based solution by Skydog.com with:

    a) date and timestamps of sites visited per device level !!!

    b )individual blocking policy setting per device (where a MAC device can be re-named to identify individual user in household - hence accountability!)

    c) E-mail and text alerts when bandwidth against tracked sites is breached

    d) MIS reports per device of sites visited and blocked

    e) setting up of custom blocking policy per device

    f) temporary timed "override" of blocking policy per device

    g) Time of day blocking to wi-fi per device (e.g. child's device blocked during the night time)

    h) Wi-Fi bandwidth allocation priority for each device

    i) Additional virtual "Guest" and "Work" networks can be set-up with own separate blocking policies

    g) OpenDNS DNS IPs can be added to provide a bespsoke OpenDNS blocking policy (but note, as all web traffic is re-routed from Skydog servers to OpenDNS, Skydog's own logging will cease)

     

    Check out this new Skydog cloud based service at: http://skydog.com/discover-skydog.php

    You can see video demos at: http://skydog.com/videos.php

     

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    Permanently deleted user

    Open DNS, homeusers really need the date stamp feature.  As one reader said I'd pay more for this.  It's so difficult to figure out what is going on with the info currently provided.  Also (and I know this is a basic question, forgive me please) I am assuming that the domains listed include the ones that are 'reaching out' to the computers that use my router, not just the searches made by the people using the computers.  There are lots of ad searches that seem to be generated outside the router.  I want to stay w opendns but if there is a company with datestamp and time stamp I will be sorely tempted.  Or, can homeusers buy enterprise for a reasonable price? 

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    rotblitz

    "I am assuming that the domains listed include the ones that are 'reaching out' to the computers that use my router, not just the searches made by the people using the computers."

    The domains listed include all DNS queries sent to OpenDNS out of your network, no matter if this is related to browser activity or any other networking application.  DNS queries are usually not raised by humans, but by networking programs.  Therefore not sure what you mean by "reaching out' to the computers that use my router" or "the searches made by the people using the computers".  These two points sound rather highly irrelevant.

    "reaching out' to the computers that use my router"

    Your computers are inside.  How can one reach out to them?  I don't see a way... 
    It looks like it is not clear to you what DNS is.

    "the searches made by the people using the computers"

    If someone performs a search with a search engine, then you would see the domain name(s) of the search engine being used, nothing else.  There is no way with the OpenDNS stats to see what the subject of the search was.  If the browser had DNS pre-fetching enabled, you'll also see all domains referenced as links on a certain search results page, although this is of minor use, because it complicates the stats.

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    davidlev

    I presume the skydog.com is a spam/advertisement for a competitor?

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    bigchaudry

    Hi Davidlev

    I am using dual filtering by using Skydog to piggy back on OpenDNS.  Like everyone's frustrations I desperately needed OpenDNS timestamp web history and so decided to purchase the Skydog router. Skydog gives me a very rich UI MIS interface with timestamp web history per device level, so that I can which of my kids are accessing what from each of their devices. In addition Skydog gives me SMS text and/or e-mail alert notifications.  You can also set bespoke blocking policy rules per device level and set block (no access) on a time schedule at night time for kids. I also use OpenDNS in parallel, so that if any adult sites are not blocked by Skydog then they get picked up and blocked by OpenDNS, but to date according to my OpenDNS logs not have slipped through the Skydog net. You can check out this new Skydog cloud based service at: http://skydog.com/discover-skydog.php    You can see video demos at: http://skydog.com/videos.php

    Hope this is useful feedback from my own personal experience of using both OpenDNS and Skydog

     

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    rotblitz

    "I presume the skydog.com is a spam/advertisement for a competitor?"

    Not for a competitor, but yes, blatant spam.

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    dns_tester

    Please...PLease....PLEASE !!!   (yes, I'm BEGGING).

    The data is Already being collected.  The stats feature/report is ALREADY created and implemented.  Couldn't that one little item simply be tagged on to the list of filter options in the stats? 

    I admit that doing so may be much more technically complicated that it seems.  But if not, since all the "stuff" is already there....couldn't it PLEASE just be added together?  It wold make SUCH a difference to SO many.

    Thanks for any help possible.

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    rotblitz

    "that one little item"

    What item?

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