OpenDNS doesn't work with CGNAT style services like Starlink

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    Reg Ham (Edited )

    Hello, 

    If your IP address has been recorded as a NAT'd IP address and cannot be registered to a single user in the OpenDNS system this is because it is shared among many users in your area or region.

    Please contact your ISP and request to be assigned a dynamic or static IP address outside of your ISP's NAT'd IP range. If you're successful in doing so then you can register your IP address with OpenDNS.

     

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    ga1

    Mobile ISPs and the likes of Starlink don't allocate non CGNAT addresses for good reasons.

    This is rendering opendns pointless. I had thought your updater might be smart, and ID a user over CGNAT (other services do this routinely)  - but it doesn't do that.

    Sadly after many, many years I'll be ending my paid sub to opendns - the service simply no longer works.

    What you should do, if not providing a smart updater, is provide a set of different IPs for different portection levels. 

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    Reg Ham

    We do not provide IP addresses or host domains.

    If you wish you can enter a request for the smart updater feature in our Idea Bank - https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/201090987-OpenDNS-Community-Idea-Bank

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    ga1

    I didn't suggest you provide IP addresses or hots domains. What I suggested is that you expand what you already do, and provide more dns IP addresses for different opendns protection levels.

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    Reg Ham

    Hello,

    We do not provide IP addresses and new IP addresses can not just be created (for more information see ***https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address***).

    I hope that helps.

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    ga1

    You're not reading my comment. I'll try once more. You provide several ip addresses for dns - 208.67.222.222 for instance. You have some that have fixed protection functions. I suggested you expand that. And, there's plenty of free IPV4 addresses about. I'd think that Cisco would know this.

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    Reg Ham

    We do register proven CNAT'd IP addresses so they should not be registered with us. 

    Cisco only uses the four DNS server addresses the family shield numbers of 208.67.222.123 and 208.67.220.123 and the OpenDNS numbers of 208.67.220.220 and 208.67.222.222.

    If you wish to have Cisco add more you can enter a request for this feature in our Idea Bank - https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/201090987-OpenDNS-Community-Idea-Bank.

     

     

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