WillClaridge wrote:I did receive the "Meeting House Internet Change" email discussed in this thread, but what is not outlined in the email, and what I didn't realize until speaking with GSC, is that zPath is a DNS based filtering solution. DNS based filtering is easy to subvert unless additional steps are taken to only allow specific DNS server IP Addresses. This next step will be taken with zPath on March 9th, 2014. At that time only these two DNS servers will be permitted - 220.127.116.11, and 18.104.22.168. None of this was outlined in the email but is critical information to anyone who has configured their computers with static IP Addresses; which also means you had to specify your DNS servers.
It is true that the plan is to eventually only allow Church-specified static DNS entries on devices connected to Meetinghouse Internet and that devices connected to Meetinghouses Internet that have been set to use non-Church specified DNS servers will need to be changed to point to approved Church meetinghouse DNS servers or to obtain IP addressing information (including DNS) automatically. If devices do not have this set correctly, they may not function properly in the future.
Though we have been piloting this change in a limited number of meetinghouses, this change will likely not be pushed out worldwide for over a month, and only after additional testing and communications.