After an extended dialog with Mahshad Sarband (OpenDNS) under ticket #158595, I ultimately learned that the reason I couldn't use the DNS Servers was because I had activated DNSCrypt and, unbeknownst to me, that removed the 22.214.171.124 & 126.96.36.199 entries I had made for the DNS Servers and substituted 127.0.0.54--which OpenDNS Updater's "Show Status" then indicates "No" to me not using Open DNS. (I've separately commented on the thread about not being advised by OpenDNS Updater when the using-OpenDNS status had switched to "No", but the users don't know until they do a "Show Status" under OpenDNS Updater as the menubar icon remains the same whether the status is "Yes" or "No".)
I recommend code be added to both OpenDNS Updater and DNSCrypt so a user is advised, up-front, by a notification/alert when they install and activate both DNSCrypt and OpenDNS Updater that the two conflict with each other, DNSCrypt "wins", and the user has no means to mitigate the conflict.
Thanks for listening.
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