OpenDNS and Proxies: Putting it All Together on Ubuntu Karmic

2010-03-16 0 words 0 mins read

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I’ve been running <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/ubuntu" title="Ubuntu (operating system)" rel="homepage" href="">Ubuntu as my laptop <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/operating_system" title="Operating system" rel="wikipedia" href="">operating system for quite some time (year or more) and find it to be quite wonderful. However, recently I had some nasty times getting everything to work with OpenDNS.

The easy thing to do is change /etc/<a class="zem_slink freebase/en/resolv_conf" title="Resolv.conf" rel="wikipedia" href="">resolv.conf to contain the OpenDNS entries. However, this was complicated by my use of <a href="">polipo (web cache), <a href="">pdnsd (<a class="zem_slink freebase/en/name_server" title="Name server" rel="wikipedia" href="">DNS cache), and <a href="">resolvconf (a resolv.conf file manager) – not to mention the use of <a href="">ddclient to update the dynamic <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/internet_protocol" title="Internet Protocol" rel="wikipedia" href="">IP on the laptop, and the Gnome <a href="">NetworkManager.

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Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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