TreeWalk + Confetch

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I previously used 'OpenDNS' but switched to TreeWalk, seems very good. A companion program 'plugin' works with TreeWalk ver 8.21, Confetch.

    See: http://confetch.com/cfpro.htm

    sounds like say goodbye to all ad-blockers, host file maintenance, and more, all done; at the router level by adding lists, to routers block list.

    Does anyone have experience with TreeWalk/Confetch combo?

    Also I'm looking for router config. using treewalk, my machine is a stand alone XPSP2 Home machie

    Thanks & Take Care
    Rico
     
  2. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    I'd check what performance drop this plug-in may introduce.
    OpenDNS has built-in blacklists too.
     
  3. Rico

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    Hi Lucas,

    Thanks for the reply! I seem to remember there is an advantage to using TreeWalk instead of OpenDNS. Something about the cache or?

    Take Care
    Rico
     
  4. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Some home-grade routers have the option to cache DNS lookups. Then, with DNS forwarding, the router acts as a man in the middle between the hosts on your home network and the DNS servers.
     
  5. Arup

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    I switched back to TW after using Open DNS for a month, find TW far faster, wouldn't recommend using ConFetch as the memory use goes up quite big but if you don't mind that, ConFetch is fine, I would rather use AdBlock and urlfilter.ini instead.
     
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