Qwest DSL and OpenDNS... opting out of the DNS override.

Hold on Cowboy

This blog post is pretty old. Be careful with the information you find in here. It's likely dead, dying, or wildly inaccurate.

While reconfiguring the network at the church, I noticed that my DNS queries were not getting curbed by OpenDNS. Browsing to ‘bad’ sites should give you a no page from OpenDNS, but nothing was tripping it… not even 4chan :S

The I realized that Qwest is doing some DNS override where they actually do the DNS query.

The Solution 

You need to opt out of this “wonderful” service from Qwest. http://www.qwest.net/web.help/?confirm=1

After that, it was just fine.

I guess Qwest couldn’t resist trying to pick up that money on the table since they have access to all that traffic…. Wonder how much money they make on ads.

Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. [email protected]