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Kudos0

Norton DNS?

I have used OpenDNS for many years for filtering and DNS.  Lately, it has been acting up.  I stumbled upon Norton DNS or SafeConnect (not sure what it is called).  So I swapped out my OpenDNS numbers on my router and set them to the Norton DNS with the highest level of filtering 199.85.126.30 and 199.85.127.30.  Is there a safe page I can test the filters to see if they are working?  OpenDNS always had a page to test and make sure their filters were setup and working.  I'm assuming that Norton also has this, I just can't seem to find it.  I certainly want to check and make sure everything is setup correctly and that the appropriate pages are going to be blocked.  Thanks.

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Kudos0

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Kudos0

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It seems as though connectsafe is not working at all.  There doesn't seem to be any recent documentation on it.  It is quite sad that one must test via bad sites to find out if their filter is working properly.  Poor design.  I will not be using this.  I will keep looking for a better solution.

Kudos0

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If you are familiar with cmd,  you can check your DNS settings by the following: Click on the Windows Start button, and in the Search box type   cmd. Click on CMD.exe. In the Command box type “ipconfig /all" , without the quotes.  Look for your connection details and you will see the a listing of your DNS Servers. 

https://community.norton.com/en/comment/6011991#comment-6011991 

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Did you try the OpenDNS test pages? One would think that any test site should be blocked regardless of which DNS service you use. Otherwise, I would be suspect of the test page if it only blocked if you used their product.

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Kudos0

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Thanks for that link to the test pages.  I had the one link (internetbadguys) and it opens fine on with Norton DNS configured.  However the example adult site is blocked.  So that does make me feel much better.  I was concerned that it was not working.  I'm familiar with command line, I use dig and any web site confirms what DNS is being used on my machine.  Thanks for the reminder on how to check it though.  Perhaps I will set my router back to Norton DNS since I do know it is blocking and see how it goes.  It may have been my ISP, but I have had some issues with web and I assume DNS lately.  I have used Norton for years for anti-virus, firewall, etc.  So I like Norton, just seemed like the SafeConnect was old or outdated.  I didn't see much recent comments or posts.  So it is still alive and well, that is good!

Kudos0

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There used to be a test site for Norton DNS but since about the time it was changed to Norton ConnectSafe with new IP addresses that site has been removed.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

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This page, while not directly testing Norton ConnectSafe, does show if it is working.

https://status.norton.com/

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.

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