Comodo Secure DNS 2.0 with content filters (beta)

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  1. lordraiden

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    This was released a few weeks ago, still beta.

    Comodo Secure DNS 2.0 with content filters—now in beta!


    Website content filtering puts you in control


    http://dev.recursive.dns.com/
    http://dev.recursive.dns.com/switch/
    Forum: http://forums.comodo.com/beta-corner/announcing-comodo-secure-dns-service-t75792.0.html
    Additional info: http://www.afasterinternet.com/
    http://www.afasterinternet.com/howitworks.htm
     
  2. jmonge

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    very cool;) thanks for info:thumb:
     
  3. Kernelwars

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    yeap nice one..Thanks raiden:thumb:
     
  4. sg09

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    Looks promising...:)
     
  5. J_L

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    I'll use it when Comodo becomes my primary DNS.
     
  6. lordraiden

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    A screenshot of the blocked categories

    BlockCat.JPG
     
  7. sm1

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    Will the categories work with dynamic IPs? Is there client software to synchronize the IP with the account? Does it support DDNS?
     
  8. lordraiden

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    I think there is no solution for dynamic ips and filtering yet, but I know that some people has request it in the forum
     
  9. m0unds

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    must've been cheaper to buy out an authoritative dns provider with an existing anycast infrastructure than to build it out themselves.
     
  10. lordraiden

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    So you have calculate the cost of DNS.com infrastructure, workers, know-how and do you know how much Comodo paid for it? or you have invented this thing about it is cheaper.

    I don't know if it's cheaper or not, but is faster and better, because you count with the experience, know-how and extensive infraestructure of the company what makes Comodo DNS service more competitive
     
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  11. m0unds

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    i meant to say "cost effective", not cheaper. that's what i get for not paying attention to my words. also, i wasn't criticizing, just making an observation. :rolleyes:

    when you see the /size/ of dns.com's anycast constellations, and their success in the industry as an authoritative dns provider (i.e. nameservers used to point recursive servers to sites) you can easily make the assumption that it was probably cheaper to buy out dns.com in place, with the brand recognition and experience that comes with dns.com's name, than it would be to engineer all the backend systems and start from scratch. marketing costs, deployment, hiring, development, training = $$$$$$
     
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  12. J_L

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    So nothing much added in terms of security.
     
  13. Hungry Man

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    Perhaps hacking?

    Or perhaps malware is always blocked by default and those are more of parental controls?
     
  14. J_L

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    Hacking is very useful information, at least for me.
     
  15. sm1

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    I think comodo dns uses Ultra DNS. See here:
    -forums.comodo.com/general-discussion-off-topic-anything-and-everything/comodo-secure-dns-vs-dns-advantage-t65094.0.html-

    Is it still the case or does comodo uses its own resources now?
     
  16. m0unds

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    their new product is using the systems of the company they acquired in february, dns.com - their older "secure dns" product does indeed still use neustar's services.

    $ host 8.20.247.20
    20.247.20.8.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer ns2.recursive.dns.com.

    $ dig wilderssecurity.com @8.20.247.20

    ; <<>> DiG 9.7.0-P1 <<>> wilderssecurity.com @8.20.247.20
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 1482
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;wilderssecurity.com. IN A

    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    wilderssecurity.com. 14400 IN A 66.227.46.190

    ;; Query time: 251 msec
    ;; SERVER: 8.20.247.20#53(8.20.247.20)
    ;; WHEN: Mon Sep 12 08:59:50 2011
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 53
     
  17. sm1

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    Thanks for the clarification. Does anyone tested against malware links? Is the malware blocking functional?
     
  18. lordraiden

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    Yes, the 2.0 version includes site inspector technology, the 1.0 already had phising sites list and blacklist

    http://siteinspector.comodo.com/

    http://siteinspector.comodo.com/public/recent_detections Take a look to the Details column

    Would be nice if somebody can test it against NortonDNS that seems the only DNS left with improved protection
     
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  19. J_L

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    Does that require an account?
     
  20. Hungry Man

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    I've been really lazy about looking into DNS servers. I may try this out.
     
  21. lordraiden

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    Only if you want to use the content filtering feature.
    To test the malware/bad websites blocking abilities you just need to change the DNS
     
  22. lewisje

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    OK, I've been getting conflicting information, and for a while there I thought that content filtering would be included by default in the new Secure DNS; I was worried because I only wanted malware filtering and had been planning to move to Norton DNS or UltraDNS once the old Secure DNS servers stopped working.
     
  23. Trooper

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    Bummer no Social Networking category.

    How is the speed for you when using it?

    Ive tried OpenDNS and it was good, but lacks malware protection so ditched it. Been using DynDNS for quite awhile and like it. Tried Norton DNS recently but left due to noticeable slowness when browsing so went back to DynDNS.

    Would love to hear how Comodo is doing.

    Thanks and Cheers!
     
  24. Hungry Man

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    Anyone using this? I got an email saying the beta is closed.
     
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    Right side 2nd from the bottom says social. Would that be for social networking sites?
     
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