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    rotblitz

    Sorry, why would you want to "replicate this exact dns entry"?  What is meant by "replicate"?  And what could be the purpose of one wanting to "recreate this dns entry" on an iPhone?  What do you try to achieve with this measure?

    Just by chance, did you want to blacklist or whitelist mobile.login.yahoo.com ?

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    tamsin

    I would like to know the exact actions being taken on a mobile phone that are causing this DNS entry.  I was under the impression that Yahoo accounts were not being used so I'm confused about why this entry keeps showing up on my DNS reports.  Is someone logging into a Yahoo account on a mobile device?  And if so, what are the steps they are taking to do so? 

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    Kristy Patullo

    The domains list in your stats shows all domains requested on your network, not just the ones that are typed into the URL field of your browser.  The domain mobile.login.yahoo.com may be requested by a page you or someone on your network is visiting rather than someone explicitly visiting this site.  For example if someone visits yahoo.com there is a link to log in to Yahoo mail on that page, so the URL mobile.login.yahoo.com may be requested for that login to display on the page you are visiting.

     

    If you are seeing a lot of requests for this domain, look at pages you frequently visit and see if there are any references to a Yahoo login.

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    tamsin

    Thank you Kristy.  I have tried to go to Yahoo.com and click the link to login to Yahoo mail.  When I do that, the DNS entry shows up as mlogin.yahoo.com, not mobile.login.yahoo.com.  I'm basically trying to figure out if someone is logging into a Yahoo account and if so, what avenue are they using on their mobile to do so...

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    rotblitz

    "When I do that, the DNS entry shows up as mlogin.yahoo.com, not mobile.login.yahoo.com."

    You may have overseen that.  Use something like http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html to get more insight about the domains queried in real-time.

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    tamsin

    How do I use this on an IPhone?

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    rotblitz

    You don't. But you can try to reproduce it on a PC.

    What you also can do is adding mobile.login.yahoo.com to your "always block" list, then use your iPhone to see what happens.  You may see an OpenDNS block page on it, or a certain app doesn't work any longer.  And later on you will see in your OpenDNS domain stats if you have hit this domain name at all with your trials on the iPhone.

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    tamsin

    That's a great idea.  I will try that tomorrow and see what happens. Thanks for your suggestions.

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    tamsin

    Roblitz - I tried it and it did not work.  I blocked the domain and tried several website addresses and apps and none of them were blocked by OpenDNS.  Any other suggestions?

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    rotblitz

    Then this mobile.login.yahoo.com is not used by the apps you were using to test it out.  It is either used by other apps, or even by totally different devices and programs.  You had to sniff your devices or your network as a whole.

    Whatever, if mobile.login.yahoo.com still shows up in your domain stats, it should now be marked as being blocked, right?  If not, I suspect your OpenDNS settings do net reliably take effect.

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