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If I get a droplet, can I configure an OpenDNS setup on it?

  • Posted March 3, 2019
  • DNS

Hello,

I currently have a small office and use OpenDNS with DDNS setup in the office (for blocking porn and social networking sites).

I wanted to setup a VPN, for which I installed Windows Server 2019 on a machine and ran my own VPN. Sadly, after the setup, I was not able to access the VPN over the internet.

Then after further digging I realised that I am behind a carrier grade NAT and there’s no way I can bypass it unless I pay my ISP for a business line which will cost me more than my office’s income.

So I was wondering,

  1. Can I buy a Droplet and install Windows Server 2019 on it?

  2. Can I make the droplet use OpenDNS along with their site blocking system via DNS?

Only a maximum of 4 devices will be connected to the DigitalOcean droplet.

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Hey friend,

Great question! Sorry about the trouble you’ve had locally on this. Let me grab those questions:

  1. Though it may be technically possible to rig up, this is not something that we support or guarantee.
  2. Absolutely. On a Linux system this is basically just editing /etc/resolv.conf. The steps can get a bit more involved in some newer distros, which just means editing interface config.

Jarland