Support Google Fiber's Network Box

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    rotblitz

    OpenDNS is not a "dynamic DNS provider" but a recursive DNS service.  And the mentioned providers are not "Several other resolvers" but DDNS hosting services.  OpenDNS offer different services and therefore does not belong to this "club".  You can use OpenDNS already and anyway without problems in conjuntion with Google Fiber. So your idea is really good for nothing...

    If you wanted to use the Google Fiber Network Box for updating OpenDNS with your IP address information, then you have to contact Google support, not OpenDNS support.  It is only up to Google to add that feature to their box.  OpenDNS have published the API to update their service, so this is what can be used by Google to implement this into their box.

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    bezantsoft

    I *have* contacted Google Fiber in person at their local support location as well as through their support organization via phone & web chat. I was hoping that others besides myself inquiring might move Google along. I *do* have a commitment from their local advanced networking team for onsite support when I get to the point of requiring in person support instead of phone or web chat support.

    I am sorry of my confusion over what DNS service is which, since my TomatoUSB router supports entries for 2 DNS related services on the DDNS page. I have both OpenDNS and Noip.com as my providers on that page in the firmware interface. The confusion *is* mine.

    I also was hoping that the OpenDNS community would weigh in to encourage Google from every direction possible. Howsoever, your declaration of "really good for nothing" kinda put the squash on any help from the community, apparently.

    I just hope that Google Fiber opens their advanced networking controls up where I can use my paid OpenDNS subscription in their interface.

    - bezantsoft

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    rotblitz

    Whatever, it is generally not a good idea to limit any such devices to a few service providers only.  A far better idea is to support a "user defined" option where one can enter the needed information for dynamic updates via http/https:

    • Update URL
    • Hostname, OpenDNS network label, etc, supporting also a list of names
    • Username
    • Password

    That's generally all which is needed to perform updates for any such services.  This is the most flexible and right way to go.  Whatever, I suspect that some DDNS providers pay the harware producers to be represented in the static list of services, and this is why this function is so limited and often useless. :(

    "Howsoever, your declaration of "really good for nothing" kinda put the squash on any help from the community, apparently."

    You misunderstood it.  This "really good for nothing" was related to your request "OpenDNS should also support the Google Fiber network box".  It is up to Google to support OpenDNS, because it's their box, not to OpenDNS to support Google's box which is simply impossible.  Therefore I said "good for nothing", because the approach is the reverse one.  And yes, people using this box really should urge Google to implement such a "user defined" option, in addition or as the only one.  The latter is the preferred one, because a too long list of services may rather confuse users.

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    rogerdpack

    Anybody ever figure out instructions of how to use a secondary router to a google fiber box that does this [uses opendns?] Just wondering :)

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    rogerdpack

    After some research I did figure out how to use a secondary router: http://betterlogic.com/roger/2014/07/how-to-attach-a-secondary-second-router-to-a-google-fiber-box/ so theoretically you could use that, and then your second router will probably have a modifiable DNS (which apparently gfiber boxes do not do presently).

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    wendb

    I believe Google Fiber has changed their advanced configuration options and I was able to setup OpenDNS as my custom DNS service.  It works great!

    I had to go to the myFiber and select the network menu at the top.  There is an advanced option that you need to expand and then select the DNS tab.  Under the DNS Servers option select Custom and then enter the open DNS server IP addresses - 208.67.222.123 and 208.67.220.123.  I have been using this for a couple months without any problems.  My primary use is for domain filtering since we have young children.

     

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    mattwilson9090

    This is good news for those using Google Fiber, but it should be noted that the DNS addresses you are using are the OpenDNS FamilyShield addresses, not the standard OpenDNS addresses of 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. Although there's no reason to think that FamilyShield would work and "standard" wouldn't, not everyone is going to want to use FamilyShield on their netowrk.

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    persels

    Awesome! Thanks for posting this. We just got Google Fiber and I wanted to check to see if you could use OpenDNS with it yet and it looks like you can.

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