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OpenDNS blocking access to irchighway....suggestions?

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1 year 5 months ago #852 by xstar
Hi there,

I use OpenDNS and find that it's blocking access to irchighway via mIRC. I've entered irc.irchighway.net in the OpenDNS whitelist, but I'm still unable to connect.

I can connect if I use Comcast's dns servers (or via a VPN), but not OpenDNS.

Any advice/tips for connecting while using OpenDNS?

Thanks.

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #855 by Andrio
It doesn't seem like OpenDNS is deliberately blocking access to IRCHighway. If you're getting no answer at all, it is possibly because of a problem with their service.
Consider using Google Public DNS or Comcast's service.

It would be great if someone more knowledgeable than me could comment on this also.

'I help where I can.'
Last edit: 1 year 5 months ago by Andrio.

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1 year 5 months ago #856 by Peorth
You're right enough, Andrio. Use literally any other DNS server, xstar. OpenDNS is shite.

There he drew forth the brand Excalibur
And o'er him, drawing it, the winter moon,
Brightening the skirts of a long cloud, ran forth
And sparkled keen with frost against the hilt:
For all the haft twinkled with diamond sparks,
Myriads of topaz-lights, and jacinth-work
Of subtlest jewellery

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1 year 4 months ago #859 by Braxton
Looks like I'm having the same issues. I use OpenDNS for the domain request logging, can't really get away from that. Anyway to get access back to irchighway and continue to use OpenDNS?

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1 year 4 months ago #860 by Peorth
Connecting to irc2.irchighway.net *might* help, Braxton. It resolves for some of the OpenDNS servers, at least.

There he drew forth the brand Excalibur
And o'er him, drawing it, the winter moon,
Brightening the skirts of a long cloud, ran forth
And sparkled keen with frost against the hilt:
For all the haft twinkled with diamond sparks,
Myriads of topaz-lights, and jacinth-work
Of subtlest jewellery

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