Colorado Springs, CO
reply to DotMac4
Re: DNS opt out is flawed But you can customize the OpenDNS redirection to your own company logos and text. They don't redirect to advertise.
Josh "JRKy" Kennedy
"Irish I had another drink"
Redirect is still redirect.
Huntington Beach, CA
reply to JRKy
Doesn't matter why they do it, DNS redirection still breaks stuff and ISPs should leave their mitts off standards. Stop port blocking, stop redirects, stop pissing with everything. The fact that they're doing it to make a quick buck just makes it that much lamer.
And OpenDNS is fine...people CHOOSE to do it and that's great...that's opting in. If Verizon, Cox, Time Warner and the like want to offer the same, so be it, let them offer it but not auto-enroll everyone in it.
reply to emptywig
It's essentially the same as if you had used a search engine to find the link, but if it's not your choice to do that, then that's not such a good thing.
The point about breaking the way DNS is supposed to work, changing it so that the standard error page doesn't display, seems valid. If local applications depend on that error page in order to work properly, then that would become a real headache if the provider simply changes things without notification or without permitting an opt out.