OpenDNS issue raised by ASTI

ASTI shared OpenDNS workaround to an issue with Asia Pacific users hitting their west coast servers and consequently not getting optimal DNS results.

We are actively spending resources on both of these to increase performance and connectivity for users such as yourself. In addition, we do a have workaround that will allow you to gain better performance from the major CDN providers. While the specifics vary depending on your DNS server, the short description is that we will need to configure your DNS server to not send certain requests to OpenDNS directly. Doing so will not affect your Content or Security filtering as these zones are exclusively used for Geo location and content distribution. The zones are as follows:

If you would like instructions on how to do this for your DNS server, please let me know and I’d be happy to provide those for you. We’ll be notifing all of our customers as we press forward on this and continue to deliver better service optimized for all of our users globally.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

***Solution for Windows DNS***

Open the DNS Server management console and follow these steps:

1. Left click on the DNS server you wish to manage
2. In the right hand pane, double click Forwarders
3. Add a zone that you do not wish to forward to OpenDNS by clicking the New button

4. Set the Forwarders to either your ISP or another DNS server that does not forward to OpenDNS.

5. Click Apply

You’ll want to repeat those steps for each zone listed below:

For the domains listed above, try using and

Sharepoint 2010 Event of the Year in Singapore

This is is the conference to learn about SharePoint 2010 with expert local and international speakers presenting on topics that will help you understand and succeed with your SharePoint implementations and add real value to your organisation and businesses.

In addition to the session content you’ll have ample opportunities to network with your peers in the community and technical and industry experts including local and international Microsoft Most Valued Professionals and Southeast Asia’s top Certified Partners.

Don’t miss out on Southeast Asia’s biggest SharePoint event of the year! Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore, October 26 and 27 2010. Group Registrations for 5 or more participants are available and will receive a 20% discount. Please note the person arranging the Group Booking (Group Leader) is responsible for all credit card fees and agenda updates for all people registered in the group. Group members cannot individually update their agendas.

Early Bird Registrations of $SGD300.00 will apply to the first 275 delegates who register. Regular Registration fee is $SGD400.00.
To register:

BNS enters Pilot Testing with Lyceum WIFI

BNS started pilot testing the wifi hotspot system at Lyceum over the weekend. The system is powered by newer 11N+ series (300mbps bandwidth) access points that covers Lyceum Northwestern. The pilot testing phase will last up to August and provide free access to all LN students until then.

Please email us your comments and feedbacks about this system. Thanks!


After the successful National E-Commerce Conference Blogworld Philippines2010 held last March 5, 2010 at the Crossroad Convention Center in Quezon City, the Social Thinkers, one of the country’s dynamic event organizer in IT and e-commerce will be bringing the e-commerce conference to Northern Luzon entitled “BLOGS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS – THE NEW MEDIA” to be held on July 26, 2010 (8am-5pm) at the Music Warehouse, Perez Boulevard Dagupan City.

Guests: International Speaker Ms Janette Toral of and SEO Expert Mr. Gary Viray (Search Opt Media). See you there! -Jonathan Jay Daoana (GCF Dagupan Masters Commission)

BNS has limited number of tickets available. Kindly contact Marichu. For more details, interested Parties may wish to visit :