In this guide we will tell you how to migrate from OpenDNS to SafeDNS keeping your filtering settings. The guide includes an example of a router setup, policy settings migration and categories migration.
Change the DNS servers in your router to 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
You should associate your external IP address in SafeDNS Dashboard, the Nets section.
These settings are similar to what you did in the OpenDNS dashboard in the Identities section.
If you had more than one filtering policy in your OpenDNS Policy List, create additional filtering profiles in SafeDNS Dashboard, the Settings tab, Profiles section.
All the settings, such as external IP associating, web filtering, white and black lists, block page are available for each filtering profile.
Transfer your OpenDNS policy settings from the Policy List, Security Settings section.
The Malware, Phishing Attacks, Potentially Harmful Domains options from the OpenDNS dashboard are identical to SafeDNS Botnets, Phishing and Virus Propagation categories. Tick these categories in SafeDNS Dashboard, the Web Filtering tab.
The OpenDNS Newly Seen Domain option is identical to the SafeDNS Block Unknown Sites option. Tick the checkbox for this option in the Additional settings section.
Transfer settings from the Policy section, Category Settings from OpenDNS to the SafeDNS Web Filtering tab.
Here is a transfer list of OpenDNS content filtering categories to SafeDNS:
|OpenDNS category||SafeDNS primary category||SafeDNS additional category|
|Academic Fraud||Academic Fraud|
|Adult Themes||Adult Sites|
|Alcohol||Alcohol & Tobacco|
|Auctions||Trackers & Analytics|
|Business Services||Business||Corporate Sites|
|Chat||Chats & Messengers|
|File Storage||File Storage|
|German Youth Protection||Hate & Discrimination|
|Hate/Discrimination||Hate & Discrimination|
|Health and Fitness||Health & Fitness|
|Instant Messaging||Chats and messengers|
|Jobs/Employment||Jobs & Career|
|Movies||Movies & Video|
|Music||Music & Radio|
|News/Media||News & Media|
|P2P/File sharing||Torrents & P2P|
|Parked Domains||Parked Domains|
|Photo Sharing||Photo Sharing|
|Podcasts||Music & Radio|
|Pornography||Pornography & Sexuality|
|Proxy/Anonymizer||Proxies & Anonymizers|
|Radio||Music & Radio|
|Research/Reference||Science & Technology|
|Search Engines||Search Engines|
|Sexuality||Pornography and sexuality|
|Social Networking||Social Networks|
|Software/Technology||Computers & Internet||Science & Technology|
|Television||Movies & Video|
|Tobacco||Alcohol and Tobacco|
|Video Sharing||Movies & Video||File Storage|
|Visual Search Engines||Search Engines|
Set up other Additional settings in the Web filtering tab.
Black and white lists
Transfer your OpenDNS Destination Lists to SafeDNS. Allow list is identical to SafeDNS White list, Block list is identical to SafeDNS Black list.
For Windows-based PCs, uninstall Roaming Client or Umbrella for Windows software. Open SafeDNS Dashboard in your browser. On the main Settings page click the Download SafeDNS Agent link and install the SafeDNS agent. You can find instructions on how to set up and configure SafeDNS Agent on the SafeDNS website. For Mac and iOS devices, set up our OpenVPN solution. Take a look at SafeDNS Agent Guide
If you need help with the migration, feel free to contact SafeDNS Support at firstname.lastname@example.org for any technical queries.