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Ubuntu: Use ddclient as a OpenDNS IP Updater

By • Nov 18th, 2012 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu

OpenDNS is that company that provides a free, alternative DNS service that works better than that of your Internet provider. While Windows and Mac users can use the aptly named OpenDNS Updater client to notify OpenDNS of their constantly changing dynamic IP address so they remain logged into to the DNS service, Ubuntu users need […]

Block adult web content with OpenDNS FamilyShield [No Install]

By • Jun 23rd, 2010 • Filed under: Open-Source, Security, Ubuntu, Windows

OpenDNS has launched an easy to setup service called FamilyShield that allows parents, administrators, users to filter web content and keep their computers free from adult web sites. This free service that needs no account to configure, no downloads or software to install works much like how OpenDNS Basic does.

Find the Fastest DNS Server for your Computer with Namebench

By • Dec 29th, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

What if your ISP’s (Internet Service Provider) DNS Server is slower than alternatives like Google Public DNS or OpenDNS. Well its easy to know, grab Namebench and in less than 10 minutes you’ll find-out which free public DNS service is the best option for your computer. Namebench is a free benchmarking tool that searches for […]

How to Setup Open-Source UltraVPN in Ubuntu

By • Nov 24th, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu, Web Utilities, Windows

In Windows its quite easy to setup a VPN (virtual private network) client like the open source UltraVPN client that is fully based on OpenVPN. In windows system it takes less than a minute to get UltraVPN up and running – time spent in downloading, installing and creating a UltraVPN account. In Ubuntu takes a […]