Well this is odd:
blowery@loki~> host www.google.com www.google.com is an alias for google.navigation.opendns.com. google.navigation.opendns.com has address 188.8.131.52 google.navigation.opendns.com has address 184.108.40.206
I’m using OpenDNS to resolve DNS at home after TimeWarner / RoadRunner failed on me one time too many. I had a little DNS hiccup this morning and discovered that gem above when digging through the mess. How interesting…
I did a little more digging and it seems that OpenDNS is doing this for a reason, though not a reason that really concerns me. Thankfully I can turn off this feature by flipping the “Enable OpenDNS proxy” toggle highlighted below. There’s also a knowledge base article about it for your perusal. The toggle takes a few minutes to activate, so if you flip it, you’ll have to wait a while to see it work. It took me about 20 minutes to pick up the change.
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Keep in mind that shortcuts will most certainly not work if you turn it off…
Yup, but I don’t want any of that crazy stuff. I just want fast, reliable, correct DNS.
Just add into your /etc/hosts
If you are a *unix user.
A Windows is fine too!
Go to C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Open file with notepad
Copy the following to the file…(what is below)
The only thing I don’t like about the hosts-file based solutions is that you’re basically side-stepping DNS. I want DNS to just work, not have to hack things into my hosts file because it’s not.
[…] my PC. I would also strongly prefer that DNS resolvers not try to be too cute. Fortunately, it is possible to turn off this behavior in OpenDNS, which I prefer to do. But, all told, this is just one more lesson about how important the Domain […]