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OpenDNS Utilities

OpenDNS is an amazing cloud based computing infrastructure where in you can configure your internet enabled devices to use that service and through the best engineered anycast DNS service by the team, you can ensure your living room is safe and secure from malware and unwanted websites.

I have made two small opensource utilities and have made the first draft of the same available through Codeplex (under Microsoft Public License). They are the following:
  1. Codeplex Share URL: https://opendnsutils.codeplex.com/
  2. autoupdate.php. You just need to host it on your WAMP or anywhere and it would pick your address and update to Dns-o-Matic (and hence OpenDNS). This comes in handy similar to OpenDNS updater.
  3. When configuring OpenDNS on corporate laptops, it is a common problem that when we connect to our corporate networks, DNS configuration fails and we have to manually rollback the settings. Again we have to repeat the step in reverse when we are back at home. I have made a simple Windows Utility (using .NET framework 4.5) which manages this. If the system uses custom DNS servers, I am trying to preserve them too. It just uses a simple XML file to save the preferences and OpenDNS IPs:



Feel free to use the same and share them with your friends, send me your comments, criticisms and healthy suggestions for improving the same.

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  1. Five questions with Deepak Kumar Vasudevan
  2. Cross platform cloud based IP Updater

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