Per-device filtering combined with router-based notification of IP address changes

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    rotblitz

    This is a feature request for router firmware.  Not sure why you post it in the OpenDNS idea bank.  Do you hope that OpenDNS will forward it to router suppliers? 
    OpenDNS doesn't supply any routers and most likely don't intend to ever do, therefore your idea would be best addresses at router suppliers.

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    mattwilson9090

    How many threads and discussions are you going to start on this topic? At this point I've seriously got to wonder why you are so intent on brokering a deal between third parties that you don't even know if either party wants such a deal. What is your financial stake in all of this?

    Throughout all of your posts on this topic I've seen you make huge assumptions not backed up by information in this forum, on the webpages, or even in the press releases regarding things such as intellectual property, business agreements, negotiations, etc. Do you have inside information you are not disclosing, or are you just expecting everyone else to leap with you to your conclusions, and then act as if those assumptions and "conclusions" are absolute and verifiable fact?

    A router that is running LPC does not need to notify OpenDNS of public IP address changes because it does not use that mechanism for providing that portion of it's services.

    OpenDNS already has a robust technology partner program, that they add to a fairly regular basis. Information on the program itself, as well as getting involved with it is available on the website. If OpenWRT, DD-WRT or any other router or firmware manufacturer wants to reach out to OpenDNS and include LPC or any other OpenDNS technology to their products that aren't already in there it's pretty easy for those companies to do so. I don't see OpenDNS reaching out to individual firmware writers, that only serve a miniscule portion of what is essentially a hobbyist market in preference to what they are already doing that makes their services available to everyone and all manufacturers.

    You would be better served by making this suggestion to this firmware groups, or doing the coding yourself and then offering it as an option to them.

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    limbonet

    rotblitz:

    "This is a feature request for router firmware. Not sure why you post it in the OpenDNS idea bank. Do you hope that OpenDNS will forward it to router suppliers?""

    I'm hoping to start with in-principle support from OpenDNS. Without that, there's not much hope of a viable opensource solution and no point lobbying firmware providers. Another reason for raising it here first is that I am anticipating strong objections from Netgear. That's why I have suggested a 'no-frills' variant, which would require some actual in-house coding by OpenDNS.

    mattwilson9090:

    "A router that is running LPC does not need to notify OpenDNS of public IP address changes because it does not use that mechanism for providing that portion of it's services."

    Maybe the technology has changed in the years since I last tried using LPC. Back then, it all depended on running the IP address updater on my PC. Are you saying that OpenDNS can now identify my connection based on something in the DNS query other than IP address? Perhaps there's a firmware upgrade I don't know about.

    "At this point I've seriously got to wonder why you are so intent on brokering a deal between third parties that you don't even know if either party wants such a deal. What is your financial stake in all of this?"

    No financial stake, other than the price of my router. I'm just a dad who's getting tired of confiscating iPods in the hope that my kids will do their homework. In case you're wondering, Limbo is the name of our cat.

    One might equally wonder why there has been so much effort to shut down this discussion using a variety of rhetorical devices, up to and including sinister financial motives. Have I unwittingly hit a sensitive topic? Why all the the apparent outrage at my suggestion that OpenDNS has a legitimate exclusive tie-in deal with Netgear? Perhaps someone could elaborate on why that would be so offensive. It doesn't offend me. It's what smart businesses do. As you've said yourself: "OpenDNS does offer per-user filtering in some of their pay products, and there is a functionality similar to that in the Netgear LPC line of routers. They have chose not to make that feature available in their free product, probably because they'd like to pay their employees and make a profit. It's a business decision, and while they recognize that it would be a nice feature for everyone to have, they've decided not to give everything away for free."

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