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Offline nmb

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Here comes a new product from Norton.
« on: June 02, 2010, 06:39:51 PM »
Norton DNS

Here you go : http://nortondns.com/ (Still in beta)

What do you think? Let us hear it here.

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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 07:08:15 PM »
Seems to have some problems from reading the forum but it is still a beta. I use the Comodo DNS and it's very fast and pretty good.

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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 09:36:46 PM »
Using OpenDNS here with Comodo as a tertiary. I'll have to give Norton a try.

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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 09:36:56 PM »
Jeez, everybody's putting out DNS products these days.

At least I'll know that OpenDNS pioneered it first...   then started charging for features, lol.

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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 09:51:15 PM »
I don't see why anyone would need such a product from Norton when they can use OpenDNS.com as their DNS server. http://www.opendns.com/start/ and http://www.opendns.com/solutions/overview/.

It has many other functions than simply being your DNS server, blocking phishing/malicious sites, and the blocking of sites by category p-o-r-n, etc. for parental control, etc. using their dashboard function. Not to mention it has been around for some considerable time, tried and tested and not a beta.
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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 10:05:43 PM »
Or go to GRC and download a copy of DNS Benchmark http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm and see how the DNS server response of stalwarts like 4.2.2.1-4 compare to Norton, Comodo, and OpenDNS.  There are lots of known reliable servers out there to select from, and you may want rapid response also.

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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 10:54:01 PM »
Just benchmarked the servers and 1 of Nortons (198.153.194.1) was faster here than OpenDNS or Comodo.

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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 12:30:00 AM »
Just got my first block from Norton DNS. Clicking the detailed report says that there is an infected document on the site (hxxp://pgl.yoyo.org/sircam/Shingles_17.doc). Clicking Exit this site redirected me to about:blank. Looks promising so far!


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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 12:36:21 AM »
What's wrong with your ISPs DNS services...??
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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 01:45:08 AM »
Just got my first block from Norton DNS. Clicking the detailed report says that there is an infected document on the site (hxxp://pgl.yoyo.org/sircam/Shingles_17.doc). Clicking Exit this site redirected me to about:blank. Looks promising so far!

Well avast's web shield actually catches that anyway.
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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 02:02:22 AM »
Well avast's web shield actually catches that anyway.

Great..! :) And thanks for the info, Dave...
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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 02:44:53 AM »
I ditched Norton. It is too aggressive. It was blocking the entire Brothersoft website and clicking the detailed report was linking to the Brothersoft site. Nice catch-22 there. Back to old reliable OpenDNS.

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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2010, 05:59:10 AM »
I personally use and like OpendDNS. I just wanted to let you guys know that Norton has its own DNS. I will never use norton products.

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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2010, 08:21:02 AM »
Comodo DNS is also good. It's based on ultraDNS and even uses some of the same servers. It doesn't have all the options though, in fact it doesn't have any but it does block some known bad sites and has no advertising when you get an error. It just shows a Comodo page and tells you that the site is either unreachable or has been blocked. It's not quite as fast as OpenDns or Level 3 for me but the difference is very small according to the DNS benchmark tool by Steve Gibson.

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Re: Here comes a new product from Norton.
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2010, 08:36:25 AM »
Just got my first block from Norton DNS. Clicking the detailed report says that there is an infected document on the site (hxxp://pgl.yoyo.org/sircam/Shingles_17.doc). Clicking Exit this site redirected me to about:blank. Looks promising so far!


and correct, the doc is infected, and almost a 100% VT score

VirusTotal - Shingles_17.doc - 39/41
http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/5804d8c7ab156f9ccce47364ff1ddbea92cb77bd1bbe050b11a1f500ab62eb0b-1275546728