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    rotblitz

    These two are related like Open Mind and Open House, i.e. not at all.

    Depending on your OpenVPN installation and configuration, you will not be able to use OpenDNS for your DNS lookups when being connected through a VPN, but you will be using the DNS service configured at the remote (server) side of the VPN instead (which could be OpenDNS).

    "Is there any reason to use both?"

    Weird question!  You would have reasons to use the one or the other or both.  How can I know?
    Same you could ask "Can I use both, a car and a vacuum cleaner?".  You may have good reasons to use them, each as needed.

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    hoanui

    Instead of being a smart-arse maybe you could have enough respect for the questioner in answering in a less patronising and condescending manner! Fuckwit.

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    rotblitz

    There are more psychotherapists than postmen in your country.  You show the evidence of the need for this.

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    hoanui

    You obviously haven't had enough psychotherapy

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    maintenance

    Weird. I thought that was a pretty clear explanation with examples on the un-relatedness of these services, including information that they may not both work at the same time depending on VPN configuration.

    Or perhaps rotblitz was expected to be psychic, anticipating your intent for using either service? The original question is very simple and extremely broad in scope. There are many reasons one would want to use either or both services. So one must correctly guess what your original interests are, or write a novel outlining all the possible intersections between two things which are generally unrelated, but may be related in unspecified but desired usage cases.

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    tetmo

    I will give you an example where this is important.  I have a contracting gig with a company that requires openvpn to access their network.  However, my home network is using OpenDNS.  If I were not using OpenDNS then I would just run the openvpn command (Linux) and connect to the companies computers with no problem.  However, with OpenDNS, I can be a part of the network, but cannot see their servers by domain name since I am using OpenDNS.  So in practice I have to change my router settings every time I want to work.  And while exposing my own network traffic to their DNS servers which I don't want.  So in short I want to have both.  Been working all day on this.  My next attempt will be to see if I can identify when my server is using openvpn and adjust firewall rules to point port 53 to their servers.  I think this can be done but very frustrating.  So yes, there is a reason to have both.

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    whitecloudninja

    Regarding:"I see, you missed to read https://support.opendns.com/entries/26022539-How-do-I-use-OpenDNS-and-Manage-Internal-Resources-and-Virtual-Private-Networks-"

    Looked like exactly what I was looking for......  Unfortunately  hoanui seems to have made a correct assessment.  This brains comes glory.  With glory, come fukwitz....

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    whitecloudninja

    I assume you have the keys to the account of this "Zendesk" whatever be that?  Care to share these tech wizardry secrets, or does retaining common information from the public give you a feeling of power you are not willing to share.  Know it alls are wonderful people when they actually try to be wonderful people.  They know how to not be pricks.....

     

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    rotblitz

    @whitecloudninja
    Did you recognize that you posted to a one and a half year old thread?  Times and technologies have changed, and this article is no longer applicable for anything, therefore no longer accessible for good reasons.  It contained instructions which cannot be followed any longer, because the related option is no longer needed and available in OpenDNS.

    So, what's your problem with internal name resolution or OpenVPN or something else?  You may open a new thread in the right section to seek for help if it's not referenced in a newer article anyway already.

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