OpenDNS is proxying Google?

Well this is odd:

blowery@loki~> host is an alias for has address has address

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.

The Enable OpenDNS proxy setting on OpenDNS