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Author Topic: Should I enable DNS-relay or not?  (Read 11026 times)

ceed

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Should I enable DNS-relay or not?
« on: April 11, 2010, 11:54:31 AM »

Hi,

I am using OpenDNS. I have the OpenDNS servers set as Primary and Secondary DNS servers in Setup > Manual Internet Connection Setup > PPPoE Internet Connection Type. This works fine and all the computers on my network are using OpenDNS as they should. However, with this setup should I have DNS-Relay enabled or not?
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Halibut Point Memory

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Re: Should I enable DNS-relay or not?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 06:10:30 PM »

Out of curiosity, do you automatically update your DNS using the router or a separate utility?

I used to be able to do this in the router by entering ''updates.dnsomatic.com'' in the Server space and ''all.dnsomatic.com'' in the Server space. Of course one has to have created a corresponding account on DNS-O-Matic that links to their OpenDNS account (they're actually both owned/run by OpenDNS).

Either way, this no longer works.
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ceed

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Re: Should I enable DNS-relay or not?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 06:13:40 PM »

I'm using ddclient on Linux (all computers on the network runs Linux) to update through dns-o-matic. Works great.
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Sammydad1

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Re: Should I enable DNS-relay or not?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2010, 09:12:47 PM »

DNS relay is only needed for things such as access control or web filtering (which uses access control(s))
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ceed

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Re: Should I enable DNS-relay or not?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2010, 11:50:35 PM »

DNS relay is only needed for things such as access control or web filtering (which uses access control(s))

Which means I do not need it. But do you know if it affects performance having it enabled?
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rcoloma

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Re: Should I enable DNS-relay or not?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 05:28:02 AM »

i had a huge performance gain with the DNS Relay disabled...
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EddieZ

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Re: Should I enable DNS-relay or not?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 05:54:15 AM »

Try it out and see what happens is always quite informative. You can always change it back, right?  ::)
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