No, you don't have to sign up unless you want some extra features like adult site blocking, browsing statistics, and the ability to create shortcuts to your favorite sites. For instance, you could set it up so when you type "MM" in your address bar and hit enter it will automatically direct you to the MacMinute forums. <br><br>All the things I listed above rely on you keeping your current IP address updated on the OpenDNS website. You can do this by manually going to your OpenDNS dashboard and updating it (tedius if your IP changes a lot) ...or you can download an app I made called OpenDNS Updater that does it for you automatically. (click on the zweisoft link in my sig to download it)<br><br>Whether you sign up for the extra features or not, OpenDNS is a great service. Not only is it a fast DNS server ...but you get phishing protection no matter what. How can you say no to that! <br><br>PS ..you can tell if you are on OpenDNS if the button below says "You're using OpenDNS" ...if you aren't it will say "Use OpenDNS! Get Started"<br><br><a title="Use OpenDNS to make your Internet faster, safer, and smarter." href="http://www.opendns.com/share/"><img src="http://images.opendns.com/buttons/use_opendns_155x52.gif" width="155" height="52" style="border:0;" alt="Use OpenDNS" /></a><br><br><br>zweisoft<br>
Great, thanks for that information (and yes, it is showing that I'm using it now).<br><br>For whatever reason, as soon as I put those numbers in Little Snitch started going crazy with messages that:<br><br>"application wants to connect to 'myusername'.lv.cox.net on TCP port 443 (https)"<br><br>I'm not paranoid that it is causing unauthorized connections, but I have no idea what that is or why it would start doing that after changing the DNS IPs?<br><br>
Not sure why it would do that if you just put in the DNS IP addresses. I have had several people talk to me in regards to my application not working because Little Snitch was blocking outgoing communication on port 443 (it does the IP updates over a secure connection) ..but I'm not sure what information is being routed via https in your case.<br><br>Does it pop up that message every time you go to a different address?<br><br>zweisoft<br>
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