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User-specific network settings

Is it possible for different user accounts on the same computer to have different network settings? It seems like most network settings are system-wide (written to /etc/*). Is there a way around ...
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DNS problem (cannot find host) fixed by running host -a address — what does that mean?

I've been having a problem that I can't explain with my limited understanding of "how things work". I connect to various servers (I'll use svn.mycompany.com as the example) for work. We use openvpn ...
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How do I change my DNS on Ubuntu 18.04? Which DNS should I use?

I'm recently interested in DNS for a cleaner, faster & more secure Internet surfing. In my country many websites are obscured and I was told that changing DNS may allow me to use them as I did ...
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Wired connection not using DNS (Wireless is fine) 16.10

I have set my wired connection to OpenDNS. Without the OpenDNS, I cant access BBC.com. But even with the OpenDNS, my wired connection still cant access BBC.com.It would say page not found. My ...
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Force set Google safe-search in incognito tabs?

I am trying to make my laptop as safe as possible. I've set up opendns, but the problem is it doesn't work on Google image results. So, I use Google safe search and it's great! But not on incognito ...
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Setting up OpenDNS with content blocking on a laptop

I was searching for porn blockers and such things. I found something called OpenDNS. I don't know how it really works, but it's something like stopping some IPs or something like that. It seems like ...
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How do i setup OpenDNS family shield?

I am using ubuntu 15.04 with a mobile broadband connection, i want to setup OpenDNS family shield on it.
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Simple internet traffic whitelist

I've been searching like crazy trying to find a solution to a problem that seems like it ought to be very simple. All I want to do is block all internet access at the system level, except for a ...
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How do I change the primary DNS address of my DSL connection in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using a DSL network connection in my Ubuntu 14.04. There has been set up a primary DNS address of my ISP by default. But I want to use Google Public DNS. I tried to edit the connection by going ...
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Is there a way to pause ddclient?

I use ddclient to update my OpenDNS account for my home network (the router doesn't have this capability). Recently, I've been traveling and, at times, when my laptop joins another network it ...
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How to use google search instead of OpenDNS search in Firefox

I love OpenDNS and I love Google and I love Firefox but they do not play nicely together. OpenDNS gives me awesome functionality beyond any other DNS server right now so that I can LOCK my internet ...
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What is my DNS server?

My /etc/resolv.conf looks like this: # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN nameserver ...
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DNS Address For All Future Connections Ubuntu 12.10

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and usually use OpenDNS or DynDNS for each of my network connections. However it can be a inconvenient having to set the DNS address for each connection individually... Is ...
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I can't use OpenDNS in my UBUNTU desktop

I wanted to use Open DNS solution in my UBUNTU PC. Also I followed the instruction from https://store.opendns.com/setup/operatingsystem/ubuntu but it's still saying I am not using Open DNS that means ...
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How do I get rid of OpenDNS?

Some months ago I set up OpenDNS. Since then, occasionally I get slow page loads and pages that redirect to a timed-out opendns page. I would like to see if removing OpenDNS will make browsing ...
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How to opendns on router with dynamic ip

OpenDNS is almost completely useless with a dynamic ip and most people have dynamic ip addresses. There isn't even a decent client for Linux to update your IP. There is a script you can install ...
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Configure IP updater for OpenDNS

I would like to configure an IP updater for OpenDNS. What packages I need to install? What configuration is necessary? I'm not asking about how to include the OpenDNS servers in my /etc/resolv.conf.