I have a couple of pages that were blocked by OpenDNS as suspected phishing sites. The key here is 'blocked', not 'warned'. Warned I would value, warned I would like. Firefox WARNS, but lets you move on. OpenDNS lets you beg for their permission in written form to consider whether they should let you move on. Blocked is a no-no, not negotiable. On general principles, I have an issue with enforced censorship. (I know, I know, it's different this time, it's not censorship this time, OpenDNS loves me and wants to care for me, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah. Got it, crystal clear, let's move past that.)
Here's what I did/am doing to turn KGB mode OFF (not to be confused with partly off, or off when OpenDNS feels that it's okay for me to access the internet). I went to the OpenDNS dashboard and turn off Phishing Protection under the Security settings.
It made sense that I may have to identify myself explicitly for my account settings to be recognized, in order to turn KGB mode off in daily use, so I installed and configured ddclient and set it up as follows:
## OpenDNS.com account-configuration
The response I am getting from my system is:
FAILED: updating windstream: authorization failed (HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
FAILED: Server: nginx/1.2.7
FAILED: Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2014 04:07:18 GMT
FAILED: Content-Type: text/html
FAILED: Content-Length: 7
FAILED: Connection: close
FAILED: WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="RESTRICTED"
FAILED: Vary: Accept-Encoding
FAILED: Accept-Ranges: bytes
FAILED: X-Varnish: 3057207665
FAILED: Age: 0
FAILED: Via: 1.1 varnish
...and OpenDNS still operates in KGB mode.
So I have two questions if anyone has been through this before:
First, is ddlcient in conjunction with setting OpenDNS dashboard settings the way to turn KGB mode off, or am I going in completely the wrong direction?
Second, obviously if I can post this message, I have the correct user name and password. What do I need to do to not be 'unauthorized' or 'restricted'?
Thank you very much!
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