[Chugalug] Need traffic filter solution

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Wed Nov 7 16:00:20 UTC 2012


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On 11/7/2012 10:20 AM, John Aldrich wrote:

> Actually, I admit I could have phrased my question better. That
> being said, I have no way to test that at this time. I am at work
> and we are behind a proxy filter. Theoretically, I could bypass
> that filter, but I like my job and have no desire to get fired for
> circumventing the corporate firewall!

If you want good answers, I highly encourage good questions.  There
are way too many smart-asses on this list.  Speaking of which, what
does your corporate proxy filter and firewall have to do with DNS
queries?  I admit that it took less time to compose the email than it
would have been to go to http://whatismyip.com and then create an
account at OpenDNS and configure that IP address, then run a dig or
nslookup from commandline to compare the answers given from, say
8.8.8.8 vs OpenDNS servers, but the fact that you had to ask shows you
could learn a little bit about how DNS works from a local resolver
standpoint.  I encourage you to conduct this little experiment from
home if an outbound DNS query is job-risking for you....

Regards,

dtb

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networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither
builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational
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