Just curious if anyone else reading this has experienced extreme slowness with the OpenDNS servers for about the past 2-3 days. I finally just switched all DNS entries back to my ISP and everything is working much faster. A big disappointment to me, especially after posting an article about how OpenDNS will SPEED UP YOUR INTERNET! Boo OpenDNS! I’ll try again in a few weeks.
OpenDNS just saved the day once again:
I had two computers on the same network. One was able to browse the Internet, the other wasn’t. They both had good IP addresses from the router and they could both see each other over the local network. What’s the problem??
BAD DNS! Changing to OpenDNS nameservers instantly fixed the problem.
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What is DNS?
DNS or Domain Name System is your computer’s way of translating hostnames (i.e. google.com) to IP addresses (126.96.36.199). Behind the scenes, every easy to remember web address like “www.google.com” has an equivalent numerical address on a web server somewhere (188.8.131.52). You can actually type 184.108.40.206 into your web browser and go straight to google’s page.
For more technical info, check out Wikipedia’s DNS entry.
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Apple claims 10.5 server is easy enough for anyone to setup; “no IT department needed,” they say. Well, anyone can tell you, it’s not that easy!
So, to help server newbies setup OS X 10.5 Server, I’ve made a basic installation procedure for newbies (that is: server newbies). Right now it’s not exactly “detailed” – just the basic steps to ensure success (although there are quite a few and you’ve got to have a basic understanding of os x and networking).
This setup procedure has worked well for me (especially at my home). It’s for a Standard Installation and we’ll be setting up the server to include Mail (local only), iChat, VPN, File Sharing, iCal, Web Server/Wiki, Apple Remote Desktop access, and Time Machine (which may not work well).
If you are a server expert, please let me know if I’m missing something that will help ensure this setup works as perfectly as possible on any system.