[Chugalug] Need traffic filter solution

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Thu Nov 8 01:07:30 UTC 2012

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On 11/7/2012 4:42 PM, John Aldrich wrote:
> Quoting Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com>:
>> 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 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....
> Dave, we have a pretty strict policy here. I'm not about to go
> FSCKING around with network settings just to test something out.

  Just so you understand, at no point in the instructions above are
you asked to make any settings changes to anything on your work
computer or network*.  I still encourage you to play with dig (on
*nix) or nslookup on win, at home or where ever you feel safe.

[*]In the interest of full disclosure, I'm pretty sure I agreed at
some level that I am responsible for the IP addresses that query
OpenDNS when I configured them, I can understand if that gives you
pause.  That's still worlds away from me suggesting you make a change
to your corporate workstation.



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