May 30th, 2008

OpenDNS Running Out of Answers

Two days ago when PLDT MyDSL conked out on virtually all of us, I was having my own problems with my Bayantel DSL here in my office. I couldn’t access most sites I go to such as Google and Twitter. I thought maybe OpenDNS can solve that problem. True enough, it did!

Yesterday though, while I was trying to access my site, DotaStrategy.com, the OpenDNS page of death appeared in my browser:

way-to-go-opendns.png

It says: If you experience this problem, we do not have any solution to this problem. We’ll fix this as soon as possible.

I say: How the heck are you going to fix it if you say you don’t have a solution??

Once again, I say goodbye to OpenDNS and hello normalized Internet!

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  1. 9 Comments

  2. Dean said...

    Hwew. Buti nga I chose Smart Bro 999 over PLDT MyDSL. OpenDNS solved my router glitch kasi eh. haha. good luck wit that issue po. 😀

    May 30, 2008

  3. David Ulevitch said...

    That message isn’t an OpenDNS message. That’s a message that the person who runs your network set up.

    Someone on your network is blocking Games sites — it has nothing to do with OpenDNS not being able to reach it. Maybe they are trying to make you think it’s us. 🙂

    May 30, 2008

  4. Mikko said...

    I guess nahack ang PLDT. This is the second time na nangyari ito sa kanila.

    Tingin ko rin “custom error” ang cinonfigure kasi di naman siguro gagawa ng ALL-CAPS error ang OpenDNS.

    😀

    May 30, 2008

  5. Mike D said...

    Andrew,

    The message you see in all caps is “custom block message” that we allow network administrators to input when they setup OpenDNS for their users. This is in no way a real OpenDNS error message.

    Since your ISPs logo also appears, if looks like they setup an OpenDNS account and set some very odd prefrences. Most ISPs do not block the “Games” category.

    We will look into this issue on our side, but please feel free to contact me directly at the address I put in for this comment.

    May 30, 2008

  6. Blog2u said...

    well … they didn’t say what “THIS” is … so maybe they’re fixing that. ahahaha

    Jul 8, 2008

  7. bleuken said...

    I agree w/ opendns that the problem is w/ ur provider. I don’t experience any problem w/ opendns, i experience problem more on PLDT and SmartBro. Maybe “they” want you to think that the problem was not from them. Diversion tactics. maybe 🙂

    Jul 13, 2008

  8. iceman9 said...

    wonder whats up on their mind.. heheheh

    Jul 15, 2008

  9. regiemon said...

    well, i experienced that too… as mike said, your ip is pldt. maybe pldt made some configurations. to resolve my problem, just change my dns server to sprintlink… cheers!!! and now its better!

    Aug 12, 2008

  10. NSK said...

    I think this is not about OpenDNS but about your network admin blocking access.

    Oct 15, 2008

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