More granularity to the Web Content Filtering feature and/or the statistics module

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    jdawg99

    I agree that the long list of domains is not all that helpful in determining who was surfing to which sites. I myself am trying to block my wife from doing clothing shopping online. I do not want to block everything, but just her favorites. Also, it would be nice to be able to browse to a blocked site and then allow for a password to be entered to allow access to the site.

    So, yes, in short it would be nice to have an aggregated view with grouped domains under a web application like Facebook.

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    mattwilson9090

    OpenDNS, just as any DNS site does not determine what sites were visited or what apps were used. All that it does is do DNS lookups, blacklist or whitelist them in accordance with your settings, and return the results to wherever asked for the lookup. It has no way to know if that lookup was initiated by an app, website, or some other application. If something uses an IP address to directly access something on the internet OpenDNS won't know about it. Also, if a lookup for a domain has already been done and resides in a local cache somewhere OpenDNS won't know about it and won't log any additional activity.

    Just as with anything else on OpenDNS if you want to block a specific site you need to either block the category that it belongs to or blacklist that sites domain. Be aware, if you are blocking individual domains, sometimes you will need to block multiple domains to block everything.

    The ability to bypass a domain block already exists with either a passcode or bypass account. However it is not available for the OpenDNS free service, you'll need to use one of the pay services if that you want that ability.

    As for some sort of aggregated view, although it might be useful, I don't see OpenDNS adding that to their free product, though something might be possible with one or more of the pay products. However, even if they do it will not identify web applications or anything else. It will only identify DNS lookups that were done. Which could mean that if you are visiting an entirely different website, such as a sports site, it could have links or other content that requires a lookup of a FaceBook domain without anyone actually visiting that site or using one of their apps.

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