Videotron has been acting very flakey here at the office. The past few days have been frustrating at best with up and down service that seems to have no rhyme or reason. The problems seem to be only on our end with Videotron’s DNS – some other people we know who use Videotron verified some issues. I’d heard about this service a while back, and decided to give it a run. It acts as a complete DNS service for your internet connection, and supposedly uses a large cache to speed up frequent requests, although I wonder about getting outdated data due to this?
Matt (of wordpress fame) wrote a bit about it and got quite a few comments back,
“OpenDNS is a great idea, well-executed. They took something basic and ubiquitous, DNS, and improved it by adding spell-checking and phishing protection (usability enhancements). They provide the service for free in exchange for monetizing typo search pages. The typo search pages are simple, fast, and generally useful. What I was looking for is usually the first result. There is no software to install, just two settings to change, and they provide a registration-free way to set preferences on their site. John Roberts is a friend from my CNET days and gave me a preview a few days before they launched, I’ve been using it full-time ever since and it has been invisible in all the right ways.” (source)
We’ll see how it works over the next couple days. So far, so good.