OpenDNS problem

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    rotblitz

    Thin information, therefore this can be a lot.

    What message does http://welcome.opendns.com/ show up with?

    Only if it says you're using OpenDNS, post also the complete plain text output of the following three commands:

    nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.

    nslookup example.com.
    where example.com is the domain name of the "specific website that I requested".

    nslookup www.exampleadultsite.com.

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    gcolby1

    I am new, sorry.  I cleared my brower cache and now it seems to work.  Adult sites are blocked and quotev.com is blocked.  I want my daughter's laptop to be blocked, but do I have to clear her cache also?

     

    I did the tests you said and they all came up saying DNS was working.  But it wasn't until I cleared my browser cache that it blocked my searches of adult sites.

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    rotblitz

    "I cleared my brower cache and now it seems to work."

    But you said before already that "I cleared my history and cache".  Btw, clearing the history is useless, only the cache is important.  And clearing once at the right time is sufficient.

    "I want my daughter's laptop to be blocked, but do I have to clear her cache also?"

    If you do not flush both, local resolver cache and browser cache, settings changes (and also starting with OpenDNS) may appear delayed, because you still may be served out of the caches.  However, after a while the settings will take effect.

    "I want my daughter's laptop to be blocked"

    Pretty clear that this takes effect only within your network, not if she takes the computer away into another network.  OpenDNS Home is for networks you own, not for your devices in other networks.

    "I did the tests you said and they all came up saying DNS was working.  But it wasn't until I cleared my browser cache"

    The command line test are totally independent from caches.  Caching is generally not involved with the nslookup command.  It delivers pure DNS results.

    Whatever, glad to hear that it works for you now.  Enjoy!

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