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OpenDNS vs HostsMan, etc.

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#1 OFFLINE Corona


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:42 PM

Okay, who here an give me an unbiased report on the pros and cons about OpenDNS vs HostsMan and similar programs?

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 11:28 PM

Well the two you listed are different things.

OpenDNS is a set of DNS servers you can use in place of your ISP DNS server. Supposedly theyre a bit faster and it has phishing protection. If you create an OpenDNS account, you can also customize it for content filtering.

HostsMan is a program for managing your Hosts file. It can autoupdate (from several sources), edit, remove duplicates, among other features.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 05:24 AM

What anonymous_user posted is a good synopsis about the pros and cons of the two functions.
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