[K12OSN] IPCop DNS Issues

j.w. thomas jthomas at bittware.com
Thu Apr 16 12:37:19 UTC 2009

David Whitmer wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Timothy Legge <timlegge at gmail.com 
> <mailto:timlegge at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 11:18 PM, j.w. thomas <jthomas at bittware.com
>     <mailto:jthomas at bittware.com>> wrote:
>      > I recently set up a box and installed IPCop on it to serve as our
>     firewall.
>      >  It apparently runs a caching DNS server, but for the life of me,
>     I cannot
>      > figure out where it gets ITS dns info.  And as you might guess,
>     I'm having
>      > some pretty severe DNS troubles.
>     You need to logon to the console as admin.  DNS is set there.  It may
>     be possible to setup dns via the web interface but it seems to me that
>     when I started using OpenDNS with ipcop I had to use the admin
>     console.  You can enable ssh on the web page if you need to do it
>     remotely.
>     Tim
> I second that process.
> A while ago when I configured our school's IPCop to use OpenDNS, I could 
> only do that though the console.
> David

Thanks to everyone who chimed in on this one.  I switched us over to 
OpenDNS, and everything works like a charm now.

Jim Thomas            Principal Applications Engineer  Bittware, Inc
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