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I posted another question but that was not opendns related apparently.
Therefore this new question:

Hi,

I stumbled upon OpenDNS, what looks really intresing to me to use at home network.
Now I have some practical questions:

-could you explain the general use, I'm not sure if I get the full picture of opendns
-is there a way to "unlock" for certain profiles, even if I setup parental controls for some sites?
-can this be used to add DNS-entries for my home pc's so I can resolve them (now my router is DNS, dhcp hands out my router as DNS, can I replace this with the opendns)?  

Thanks!
J.
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open DNS is simply DNS servers that are tied to policies that can be customized to your needs. Most of the time it works like ordinary DNS. You set up an account and decide what policy you want to use- you can use a predefined policy or customize by site category (i.e. gambling, porn, etc.).

I would imagine that right now your router if forwarding anything that's not local to some outside DNS already. If you configure your router's DNS to openDNS then everything should work as you want.

There are no user-based profiles in openDNS, all requests from your computer will be handled the same. If you want to temporarily go to blocked sites you have to log into the account, whitelist them, wait a few minutes and then go. then remove them when you're done.
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