OpenDNS for Mac 64-bit Client

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    It is not true that "OpenDNS will not longer work with the new MacOS".  OpenDNS runs independently from any OS and the update client.  This update client is only needed if and when your ISP changes your IP address, so that the IP address information is reported to OpenDNS to make your dashboard settings effective until the next IP address change occurs.

    In case they don't release a 64-bit version of the update client, you have the following alternative options to perform updates:

    • Use the built-in DDNS feature of your router, NAS, DVR, IP camera, etc.
      It must support at least one of OpenDNS, DNS-O-Matic or "user defined / custom".
       
    • Use an update client software on another (non-Mac) computer.
      It must support at least one of OpenDNS, DNS-O-Matic or "user defined / custom".
       
    • Update manually via browser bookmark:
      https://updates.opendns.com/nic/update?hostname=networklabel
    • Update manually at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ by clicking the green arrows icon.
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    meg

    Would still like to know about any potential plans to update the MacOS client. 

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    big_gx (Edited )

    Exactly... that was the original question that has yet to be anwered.

    "OpenDNS runs independently from any OS and the update client"... this statement is not correct either.

    Anyhow, I just updated my Mac OS and now my DNS client updater does not update. 

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    grantnewcomer

    OpenDNS is independent of any OS, but OpenDNSUpdater which runs on the local PC and dynamically updates the IP address of your home network is OS Dependent.  There is a version for Windows, Mac, and Linux versions.  The Mac version is 32 bit, but the next OS update for Mac will end support for 32 bit apps.  We currently warning messages.  

    https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/227987867 

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    grantnewcomer

    See this not from Apple.  

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436 

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    rotblitz

    This is the correct link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436

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    jprokos

    Regarding options presented above: 1 and 2 won't work for me. All my machines run the latest OS for various reason, but #1 is I would never hold back on an OS update because of a single application like OpenDNS updater.

    My routers are Apple products that don't have DDNS features.

    But most importantly I spent a lot of time to create Launch Agents and Launch Daemons for OpenDNS updater, for the mac that my children use, to make sure they can't disable OpenDNS updater and browse without protection.

    There is a Cisco app for people who subscribe to Umbrella called "Roaming Client" that appears to be updated regularly.

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    rotblitz

    This Cisco app is not an IP updater but a VPN client for Umbrella.

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    jumplong

    $ file /Applications/OpenDNS\ Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/OpenDNS\ Updater 

    /Applications/OpenDNS Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/OpenDNS Updater: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures: [i386:Mach-O executable i386] [ppc:Mach-O executable ppc]

    ppc = PowerPC. Obviously, nobody is doing much maintenance on this app because you haven't been able to build PowerPC since Xcode 3.x which was replaced in 2010. I wonder if OpenDNS's security is from 2010, too?

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    sboydman

    I've decided that waiting for a 64-bit update to the OpenDNS Updater app for macOS was not satisfying. It seems that to update the app from 32-bit should not be impossible work, it ought to be rather trivial. I'm not cognizant of the software packages that the current client was based on, so it could be a matter of a complete rewrite, and therefore, not a cost-effective project for the Cisco programmers.

    So I did some searching and found the 64-bit app RealDNS by MingleBit on the Mac App Store. Although only 3 user ratings, they are all 5-Star and quite positive. The client updates 18 dynamic DNS providers, including OpenDNS. When entering your account information, just remember to enter your "Network Name" where hostname is called for. The price for the app is $2.99 US dollars, and I believe it is well worth it.

    Cisco may yet still update the OpenDNS Updater software for macOS to 64-bit, but the features found in RealDNS to be quite extensive. It can be used in single client mode, or multiple clients can be updated as well - I use it for OpenDNS and no-ip simultaneously.

    Further information in the Mac App Store or at <minglebit.com/products/realdns.php>. I have absolutely no connection to the software provider, just appreciation for a competent and reasonably priced dynamic DNS updater app.

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    jumplong

    What ironic? Apple uses Cisco Jabber for its VOIP phone service. You'd think Cisco would be happy to keep Apple clients happy.

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    jprokos (Edited )

    They have created a 64 bit OpenDNS Updater app. I asked and they sent me a copy,  about 20 emails later. I presumed it was already posted for download since this was many months ago, May 2019.

    OpenDNSUpdater.app.tar

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    sboydman

    Thanks - it would have been great if customer support had done that for me as well. Maybe somebody in Support could update the download link to point to the 64-bit app, now that macOS Catalina will reject the 32-bit app.

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    meg

    Support, can you please update that where others can find it? I've been waiting since Feb 5 2019 for an actual update. Thanks.

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    jprokos

    Meg, you can download from the link I posted above, or you can find the same file linked to in my other conversation here

    I don't think anyone is listening to requests here. You will have to email them directly.

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    meg

    One hopes that for the sake of other users, they'll make it easier to find/actually link to it themselves. 

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