I blogged about openDNS last year, but recently I was reminded about how nice this service is. OpenDNS can do a number of things for your network connection, either residential or commercial. If you’d like to hear more about OpenDNS please visit the OpenDNS site.
Using OpenDNS on Ubuntu 8.04
There are two ways to activate OpenDNS on Ubuntu 8.04. Graphically or via the CLI. I’ll outline both.
Using the graphical method you’ll need to navigate to “System > Admin > Network”, and select the “DNS” tab. You will need to unlock access to make changes by selecting the “Unlock” button. Once it has been unlocked you can “Add” additional DNS Servers. Add the following two addresses to your list:
To do the same via the command line simply add the following line to the end of the file /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf:
prepend domain-name-servers 188.8.131.52,184.108.40.206;
For information on configuring OpenDNS on your router or DNS Server see the getting started with OpenDNS page.
You can also verify that you’re using OpenDNS by visiting this URL: