OpenDNS is an incredble service, and I highly recommend using it. Word of caution though. If you are sharing an ACT! 2010 database across a peer-to-peer network, the computer names will attempt to resolve to the OpenDNS servers (on the Net) and your other ACT! clients on the network will be unable to attach to the database. A workaround is to use IP addresses, but it’s simpler to remove the OpenDNS server settings and use the default DNS for your upstream ISP. Otherwise, you’ll be looking at the likes of this: Error: “The database <Database name> could not be accessed. … Continue reading ACT! 2010, OpenDNS, & peer-to-peer networks don’t mix.
If you haven’t heard of or tried OpenDNS yet then you need to check it out. They have a great solution and for those of us who were leery of the recent DNS patch that helps secure your networks while also providing some filtering which has become a larger request lately with the advent of social networking and torrent usage on the rise. And for those of us who are mobile most of the time, OpenDNS is a great solution for your notebook, Tablet PC, or Pocket PC. That is, if you are not on Sprint Wireless Broadband. I am extremely happy … Continue reading Sprint, get your act together and allow OpenDNS to work with your EVDO devices!