OpenDNS vs VPNs

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    rotblitz

    OpenDNS is a DNS service being unable to log anything relating to bandwidth.  It just mirrors all your DNS traffic, but not anything else.  DNS is the phone book of the internet, not the phone lines.

    As soon as you connect through a VPN, you're using the DNS service configured on this VPN service, not OpenDNS anymore.  If the VPN client uses a domain name to connect, then you will find this domain name in your OpenDNS stats, indicating that the domain has been queried with just a loosly assumption that there may have been a subsequent connection.

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    cyrusek0

    Ok
    If the VPN is trying to connect will it show on the report then disappear?

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    I do not understand what you mean.  Nothing disappears from the report before 14 days have been passed.  Your stats are retained for 14 days if you have the free service.

    Again, DNS is the phone book of the internet, not the phone lines.  If you look into a phone book to view a certain entry, does it disappear from the phone book if you did a call afterwards?  Does the phone book know how many calls you made, if at all?

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    cyrusek0

    Ok I understand, thanks

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