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Question re: Xenial Puppy and opendns
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morochos

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec 2017, 21:28    Post subject:  Question re: Xenial Puppy and opendns  

In the Network information, the xenial puppy has an option to "Query opendns.com for your external IP". Please, what does this means? is it for dns resolution or like a VPN? Thanks
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ally


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PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec 2017, 21:43    Post subject:  

it looks for your external ip address

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morochos

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec 2017, 22:52    Post subject:  

ally wrote:
it looks for your external ip address

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But that it's not clear for me
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ally


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Dec 2017, 08:54    Post subject:  

google:

https://www.h3xed.com/web-and-internet/whats-the-difference-between-external-and-local-ip-addresses

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musher0


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Dec 2017, 09:36    Post subject:  

FWIW, I never was able to get opendns to work with any Puppy.

The two Internet providers I had during that period would not let
me connect to anything through opendns.

Good luck, but trying may be a waste your time.

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orrin


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 19:18    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
FWIW, I never was able to get opendns to work with any Puppy.

The two Internet providers I had during that period would not let
me connect to anything through opendns.

Good luck, but trying may be a waste your time.


I have always used OpenDNS, both with Slacko 64-6.3.2 and an old version of OpenSuse (11.3), with no problems.
It's probably your provider that is limiting your access!

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morochos

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 10:50    Post subject:  

Which are the benefits of using opendns external ip address?
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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:35    Post subject:  

The option in Puppy Network Information is (I believe) only there to provide you (the user) with the one piece of information, your external (wan) IP address. It does not do anything else.

If you want to know your external IP address you have to make a connection to an external host and the host feeds the information back to you. This used to be icanhazip.com in earlier Puppies. Someone must have changed this to opendns.com for some reason. The option to disable is in case you don't want the external connection to be made. It is not changing your IP address or DNS query system. You can do these things if you want, but you have to take other steps.

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morochos

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 15:03    Post subject:  

OscarTalks wrote:
The option in Puppy Network Information is (I believe) only there to provide you (the user) with the one piece of information, your external (wan) IP address. It does not do anything else.

If you want to know your external IP address you have to make a connection to an external host and the host feeds the information back to you. This used to be icanhazip.com in earlier Puppies. Someone must have changed this to opendns.com for some reason. The option to disable is in case you don't want the external connection to be made. It is not changing your IP address or DNS query system. You can do these things if you want, but you have to take other steps.


Thanks, OscarTalks, it's clear to me now
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orrin


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PostPosted: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 18:50    Post subject:  

You can always get the IP and the browser info that is reported
to websites here http://www.orrin.org/youare.php

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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 20:11    Post subject:  

Nice orrin,

But not quite as nice as the draft brief a law clerk prepared citing as an authority a footnote to a Law Review Article. He had written the footnote. Laughing

Since his citation was on point, I didn't edited it out. Laughing

And I've bookmarked your post should I ever have need to determine the information it provides.

Thanks,

mikesLr
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