Tag Archives: dns

dynamic dns providers for webcams

if your ipcam web cam doesnt have a builtin dynamic dns you may be able to use one of these providers

if you are lucky you wont need to install a client on a pc on your home network and you might able to update via a openwrt style url such as

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has anyone else started using calculator style words in #ipv6 addresses ?

yandex dns http://dns.yandex.com/advanced/ are using :feed:, :bad:, :off: and :all: calculator style words in some of their ipv6 dns addresses ! accidentally or intentionally ?

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the truth about beer

1ce:c01d:bee2:15:a5:900d:a5:11fe

(ice cold beer is as good as life)

http://royal.pingdom.com/2009/02/06/ipv6-playtime-hiding-sentences-inside-addresses/

goog apps email quickstart

to start using free goog apps email you’ll first need an email address outside of your domain to create a master admin account – so get one from mail.gmail.com or mail.yahoo.com

check you domain provider gives you full DNS control if not transfer your domain to one that does such as 123-reg, domainmonster or godaddy

next verify your domain ownership by setting a DNS record

http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60216

next change your DNS MX records

http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=140034

wait 48 hours and you emails should now be arriving in your goog apps gmail inbox

Be sure to check your DNS settings before 9 Jul 12

blog.opendns.com/2012/05/03/opendns-cloudflare-dnschanger-solution-or-how-to-not-lose-internet-on-july-9/

The FBI have discovered that DNSChanger’s malicious DNS servers were being used to automatically and involuntarily convert the DNS settings of millions of people around the world, then using that control to redirect valid URLs to malicious sites.

fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911

The FBI took over the servers, but realized fast they couldn’t simply shut them down. To do that would immediately take all infected Internet users offline, as without DNS it’s as though the Internet doesn’t work.

The FBI and other invested groups have campaigned for the remaining estimated 350,000 infected people to switch their DNS proactively to a secure service which infected users will now HAVE to do before 9 Jul 12 !

DNS services that you should you use instead of DNSChangers include:

Your ISPs default DNS settings !

DNS Advantage

  • 156.154.70.1
  • 156.154.71.1

Google DNS

  • 8.8.4.4
  • 8.8.8.8

OpenDNS

  • 208.67.220.220
  • 208.67.222.222

moving & swapping google apps domains

If you are getting the error Error: This domain name has already been used as an alias or domain when you are trying to move or swap a Google Apps domain alias or primary domain try either waiting for at least five days or delete the existing primary account in order to create a new primary account.

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Unbound DNS validating resolver

Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver.

The C implementation of Unbound is developed and maintained by NLnet Labs. It is based on ideas and algorithms taken from a java prototype developed by Verisign labs, Nominet, Kirei and ep.net.

Unbound is designed as a set of modular components, so that also DNSSEC (secure DNS) validation and stub-resolvers (that do not run as a server, but are linked into an application) are easily possible.

The source code is under a BSD License.

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Google Apps HTML or CNAME verification

Google Apps now has two ways to verify your domain ownership.

You can either upload an HTML file with a ID specified by Google, or you can change the CNAME record for your domain using a SUBdomain specified by Google.

HTML

  1. Create a HTML verification file named "googlehostedservice.html" ,
  2. Copy the ID (googleAAAABBBBCCCCDDDD) into it, and upload it to http://your.domain/ .      
  3. Once you have made the changes, make sure you can see the file at http://your.domain/googlehostedservice.html.

CNAME

  1. Sign in to your Domain Hosting Service and locate the DNS management page.
  2. Use the SUBdomain to create a new CNAME record: googleAAAABBBBCCCCDDDD.your.domain
  3. And point the CNAME record to:google.com

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