What DNS are you using?

Discussion in 'Network questions and troubleshooting' started by anticupidon, Dec 16, 2018.

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What DNS are you using?

  1. Google DNS 8.8.8.8

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  2. Cloudflare DNS 1.1.1.1

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    48.7%
  3. OpenDNS 208.67.222.222

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  4. Default ISP's DNS

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  5. Other DNS

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    19.2%
  6. Don¡t know, don't care

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  1. shm0

    shm0 Active Member

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    Unbound which does name resolution on its own.
    Problem with DNS over TLS,DNS over HTTPS or DNSCrypt is ... Your DNS Traffic is then encrypted but you still have to use some third party DNS server.
    Are they trustworthy? Who knows....
    If you are paranoid you could host your own DNS server that's supports encryption and is hosted somewhere in some foreign country.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  2. Emil Rasyad

    Emil Rasyad New Member

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    My on DNS which connect to Cloudflare using DNSCrypt and DNSSec
     
  3. jwb1

    jwb1 Master Guru

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    Cloudflare is fast, but unreliable. I've had it just stop working and messing up my connection more than once. Also, there are new reports Cloudflare isn't as private as they really claim to be.

    The best one's, IMHO, are Google and OpenDNS. Reliable and fast.
     
  4. toyo

    toyo Master Guru

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    My ISP's. It's super-fast and I don't think it ever gave me any issues in more than a decade.
     

  5. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    which is why you cloud dns first, then google dns.
     
  6. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    @Astyanax , did I spell it right?
    1.1.1.1
    8.8.8.8
     
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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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  8. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    I never thought of using two different DNS. o_O
     
  9. DocStr4ngelove

    DocStr4ngelove Master Guru

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    I wouldn't throw that thing, routers have feelings too you know :rolleyes:
     
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  10. jwb1

    jwb1 Master Guru

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    You shouldn't really use 2 different DNS servers. You cannot be certain of which order your DNS servers will be queried in and generally only one of your DNS servers will be used for any particular request.
     

  11. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    well having a back is never bad, cause if one dns fails it will try the other, it usual checks the first dns in list only if it fails does check the 2nd
     
  12. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    The feelings of the sagemcom fast 5260 router i have can be damn it a horrid router when it come to any kind load being put on it the whole network comes to a crawl
     
  13. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    changed from stubby to dnscryptProxy..
    pretty nice overall..
    it also got some advanced stuff going on, that "just" works :)

    it has teh option to use "Anonymized DNS" wich is an great feature wich i use, wich prevents servers from learning anything about client IP addresses, by using intermediate relays dedicated to forwarding encrypted DNS data.

    What does it do? How does it work you might ask? Well just read on...
    --> https://github.com/DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-proxy/wiki/Anonymized-DNS


    A flexible DNS proxy, with support for modern encrypted DNS protocols such as DNSCrypt v2, DNS-over-HTTPS and Anonymized DNSCrypt.
    What else?

    Features:
    it also works on allmost every device..

    you can read more info and also Download it here:
    --> https://github.com/DNSCrypt/dnscrypt-proxy





    now, i fiddled around with it a day or two. But its easy to use if follow teh wiki and read me´s..
    Checked with wireshark and everything works like its supposed to be.. Fully encrypted and anonymized.

    What about Speed you might ask..
    To be honest, i do not see any difference.

    It also sorts the servers (that you chose or setup in the settings) by Latency.. So you will allways get the nearest/best Server. And if you loose connection or teh Server is offline it will reconize that and check for servers again, sort them by latency and uses teh best one (if setup - Anonymized DNS is a bit different, just make shure you read teh regarding article..)

    I gotta say im kinda impressed what they did there.. Its an really "hardcore" way for DNS resolving, but it does what it says and that pretty good.. I did not had any problem yet...

    Screens?
    Here you go :p

    [​IMG]

    Anyone else using it?
    If anyone decides to test it and has any question, feel free to ask :)
    Also, start with the example configuration file, and change only one thing at a time.
    That way, whenever there is a mistake somewhere, you know that it's in the previous change.

    Best Regards...
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2020
  14. Cruise145

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    I used to use Google DNS 8.8.8.8 and I moved to 1.1.1.1 open dns but then I found Mixcat Open DNS and they dont log at all.. I found they are much faster, I think they dont have such a large user base. If you search Mixcat DNS you will find all the IPs but the ones I use are 40.70.57.226 and 107.181.231.242
    They have ad blocking too.. I really like supporting the small guys, im sick of people selling my usage / data
     
  15. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    ATM i just using my ISP DNS I have not test my new router to see if I can use my Own DNS, the new "isp" router has very limited configurations I can change DNS according to it, I have not tried, I replace isp router with another isp router wifi 6 to fix dns realibitly issue, which now fixed, so kind left it be.

    My phone does use 1.1.1.1 app and when it connected to networks that arnt mine though
     

  16. hacktrix2006

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    Depends on how you define DNS servers, myself i am using Pihole with it pointing to an internal DNS server which then DoH's so technically i am the DNS provider for my network.

    However will look into Mixcat OpenDNS.
     
  17. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Anyone else useing Cloudflare APP on ? I use it on my phone from time to time but as of late soon as I enable VPN in the app my 400mbit connections becomes 5mbit, disable the vpn and back to normal speeds, before when I did speed test with VPN enable it did 300+ easily
     
  18. EnthusiastX

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    AdGuard DNS is the best. It is fast, filters ads, reduces tracking fingerprints, does not log, support DNS-over-HTTPS, DNSCrypt, DNS-over-TLS, and DNS-over-QUIC. AdGuard Home is a free DNS server service very analogous to Pi-Hole, but beats Pi-Hole in everything, except UI. You can run it on a $20 Raspberry Pi. I use AdGuard Home private local DNS server for all local LAN and WLAN clients. I also use it for WAN, which is not ideal, but I want to prevent my router from sending telemetry and contacting router manufacturer.

    AdGuard for Android is a must-have app. Without root its runs as local VPN and filters not only domains, but plenty of other tracking, including HTTPS and WebRTC. If you already use a 3rd party VPN app and want AdGuard for Android, then you have to root the device, which allows you to run VPN + AdGuard for Android in HTTP Proxy Auto-Mode. HTTP Proxy doesn't filter UDP, but that's a worthy sacrifice. To further reduce tracking, you can create your own set of IPTables on rooted phones. Drop all packets for ISP DNS addresses and Google DNS addresses.

    AdGuard for Windows is too slow. I don't use it. I use YogaDNS app, select AdGuard DoH DNS in it, and then add custom hosts list. YogaDNS is basically a DNS intercept driver and unlike Windows DNS Cache service (that should be disabled), it can load hosts files with 90K entries in a matter of 2-3 seconds. YogaDNS also works with any VPN provider and allows to specifically intercept and tunnel DNS for virtual TAP and/or TUN adapters. One of the downsides of YogaDNS is that it uses an outdated OpenSSL library, but you can easily remedy that situation by downloading Tor Browser 32bit edition, installing it, then finding and copying LibCrypto-1_1.dll, LibSSL-1_1.dll, LibSSP-0.dll from one of Tor 32bit directories into YogaDNS folder, and replacing YogaDNS original LibCrypto-1_1.dll, LibSSL-1_1.dll, LibSSP-0.dll with updated ones from Tor Browser 32bit installation.
     
  19. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    Normally no, but had a router with Merlin which had a way to force all connected devices to specified DNS servers, it simply overrides what ever a device is set to use.
     
  20. big ROBOT bill

    big ROBOT bill Master Guru

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    I'll try that, seems best of both worlds. I ran that DNS Benchmark program and they were both at the top
     

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