Q&A NextDNS thoughts and experiences?

SecureKongo

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valvaris

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Offf... checked - Download with Sandblast Adv. (Checkpoint Enterprise) Threat Emulation - Got flagged as malicious in Sandbox Emulation - This happens if something suspicious is happening in the Virtual Machine of Checkpoint.
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On my Infinity Portal Log it shows as - Bot and Trojan coz of Port scanning and File Reputation
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New Scan today reviled that File seems OK but Windows Defender SmartScreen still sez nope -.-
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Best regards
Val.
 

SecurityNightmares

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New feature: Download your DNS logs

You can now download the entirety of your DNS logs on NextDNS. Those include every bit of log data we store for you, following our strict policy of "What You See Is What We Have" (WYSIWWH).
Or, in the words of that old Zero Wing game:
ALL YOUR LOG ARE BELONG TO YOU.

https://www.reddit.com/r/nextdns/comments/kw2hjs
 

HarborFront

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FALLEN

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SecurityNightmares

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Have you guys enabled these two features? Does it improve performance, minimize queries?
I also play an online FPS game. Will this have any impact on that, positive/negative?
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I disable both as I have Pro so I don't care about less queries.
Disable CNAME flattering can solve some problems but it's still a new feature so I guess time will fix that.

Anyway I will not change that in my guide as it's better compatible with non-Pro account
 

SeriousHoax

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I disable both as I have Pro so I don't care about less queries.
Disable CNAME flattering can solve some problems but it's still a new feature so I guess time will fix that.

Anyway I will not change that in my guide as it's better compatible with non-Pro account
I'm using free. I have found this info.
Minimize DNS queries by enforcing a minimum TTL (Time to live).


Some DNS answers are set with very low TTL to force DNS recursive resolvers like us to refresh them very often. Low TTLs also force end-clients (your devices) to perform new DNS requests on almost every use.


When Cache Boost is enabled, a minimum TTL of 300 (5 minutes) is enforced on DNS answers before they are sent to your devices. Our servers will still refresh those entries at the requested frequency, but it won’t force your devices to perform more queries than necessary. This is especially interesting on mobile devices with high latency to DNS and limited battery life.
So looks like it could be useful specially for free users.
 

SeriousHoax

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Grr. I think I'll quit scanning this file coz somehow it get's worse!
Scanned with Sandblast Agent for Windows 64bit E84.30 and Browser Extension -> (Check Point SandBlast Agent for Browsers) for Threat Emulation -> Sandbox before Download

Best regards
Val.
Like me, you can use NextDNS using YogaDNS if you wish. It's better than the official app IMO.
 

Nightwalker

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Grr. I think I'll quit scanning this file coz somehow it get's worse!
Scanned with Sandblast Agent for Windows 64bit E84.30 and Browser Extension -> (Check Point SandBlast Agent for Browsers) for Threat Emulation -> Sandbox before Download

Best regards
Val.

You should, it is a Sisyphus job that doesnt accomplish anything but meaninglessness triggering your and some users paranoia, pure FUD.
 
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