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    rotblitz

    "Easy to do."

    Easy for whom?  For us end users?  Maybe.

    "the geomapping API"

    What exact API do you refer to?  Is it this?  https://support.opendns.com/entries/22365304-EDNS-Client-Subnet-FAQ

    "allow users to block sites hosted in certain parts of the world."

    You may need to be much more specific about how this is supposed to work.  How can one find out from a domain name where it is hosted?  There are even many domain names hosted around the world at many different places on each continent...

    Or didn't you simply not understand how blocking and content filtering with a DNS service works?  It looks like that.

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    jedisct1

    This is indeed easy to do.

     

    I just wrote a simple dnscrypt plugin to do that, just for you:

    https://github.com/jedisct1/dnscrypt-plugin-geoip-block

     

    Enjoy.

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    thank-you-x1000-opendns

    Wow you are rather hostile. Do I deserve that? Maybe. 

    If you want to get educated about geo-mapping, you could peruse http://www.maxmind.com/en/geolocation_landing for starters.

    In my daily work as a security professional at a large utility, we routinely base our risk analysis on geographic source of domains.

    If you want to communicate with me, please do so in the interest of an open exchange of ideas, and don't try to put me down in order to exalt yourself. Thank you.

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    supergq

    @rotblitz : Sigh.

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    jedisct1

    And not even a "thank you" for the plugin I wrote just for you.

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    rotblitz

    He has it in his nickname already: thank-you-x1000-opendns  ;-)

    (I know, you're not a member of OpenDNS staff...)

    And I'm afraid using such plugins in conjunction with DNS Crypt is far over the head of the average OpenDNS user.  Detailed instructions are missing.

    $ cmake . && make

    is not what a "normal" user would be able to understand...

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    supergq

    @jedisct1

    I thank you and appreciate your efforts.  I also applaud you for your way of being in the face of someone acting as such.

    I'm making an effort to help rotblitz overcome his issues, see: https://support.opendns.com/entries/23478850-Dual-Authentication-or-Verification

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