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Archive => 17.7 Legacy Series => Topic started by: vmkfzq3dax on September 07, 2017, 04:41:59 pm

Title: OpenDNS Auto Refresh in 17.7?
Post by: vmkfzq3dax on September 07, 2017, 04:41:59 pm
I'm new to the forum and apologize in advance if this is posted incorrectly.

I'm trying to implement OpenDNS-based content filtering in a remote location with limited Internet connection options.  We currently use several cell-based MiFi adapters and switch them out when they reach their monthly data limit (this is much faster and cheaper than our previous satellite connection).

After some initial testing, it appears that OpenDNS filtering needs the site's current IP address in order to use customized filtering settings, but this changes frequently and at random.  While clicking the Update/Test button resets our custom filtering, it requires user intervention to trigger the update.  This leaves us with basic OpenDNS settings rather than the custom filtering we want until someone notices and clicks the button.

Is there a way to automate triggering the OpenDNS update whenever the WAN DHCP settings change or the WAN connection goes from Down to Up?


Title: Re: OpenDNS Auto Refresh in 17.7?
Post by: hutiucip on September 08, 2017, 11:29:48 am

You can choose between 2 options:

1. Use "OpenDNS Updater" application on one of the internal machines running an operating system (OS) that a version of "OpenDNS Updater" exists for.

2. Setup DNS-O-Matic (online dynamic IP updater service made by OpenDNS - somehow similar to DynDNS and alike).

Good luck! :)