Poll Which DNS Server do you use? /DNS Tunnelling

Discussion in 'VPN and Privacy' started by Logethica, Aug 31, 2016.

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Which DNS Server(s) do you use?

  1. Open DNS

    26.1%
  2. Google DNS

    29.9%
  3. Comodo Secure DNS

    5.2%
  4. Norton ConnectSafe DNS

    12.7%
  5. Safe DNS

    0.7%
  6. OpenNIC

    1.5%
  7. Dyn DNS

    1.5%
  8. Yandex DNS

    6.7%
  9. * I use DNS Server(s) assigned by my ISP (Internet Service Provider)

    18.7%
  10. * I use DNS Server(s) not listed above (please specify)

    20.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
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    I use DNS.Watch on my router and on my computer and Yandex DNS via dnscrypt in Yandex browser, I really like multiple DNS, it is good for troubleshooting.

    I would prefer either Adguard DNS Family, but without blocking ADs, it slows down browsing or Yandex Family, but it is not possible in Yandex browser. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 21

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    Adguard DNS fails for me because it routes to Russia. Until they get their records right with my ISP I can't use them.
     
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  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
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    What exactly is the issue? By the way, Adguard does not have its own servers, it is chained via OpenDNS/GoogleDNS and etc.

     

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  4. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    alternateDNS is indeed very fast and effective
    however, after 2 months of using it, when I visited a website, it showed a website that my trial was expired and require an upgrade to premium version to continue the service. I think they just added it recently

    they didn't mention anything related to trial period for home users
    only trial for business clients

    no longer recommended because of this

    adguard DNS is too slow and unstable for my liking in my 2 countries trying it
     
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  5. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 21

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    #85 Slyguy, Aug 1, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
    Adguard DNS routes to Russia. ISP issue. They can't help me, we've already gone over this on their forums unfortunately.

    I'd consider the $2.99 a month for Alternate DNS, trivial expense for a very fast, adblocking DNS. I might give it a try when I get a chance. They appear to have ended their free consumer product.
     
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  6. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 21

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    Remember if you use Heimdal, it will override your DHCP DNS settings and point to loopback on your computers. Then it will implement it's own securedDNS for itself to function with traffic filtration AND VectorN. So if you want to use one of these DNS, and use most of Heimdal features, it's not going to work as Heimdal will bypass your router DNS.

    It's still beneficial to make this change on your router even if you want Heimdal on because it would help protect everything on your network that doesn't use Heimdal.
     
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  7. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    thnx for your complete list and info.
    if you use the Yandex browser you don't need to install Simple DNS Crypt:--)
    Easy just set you DNS in DNS watch and then pick one DNS from Yandex DNS list(all of them are DNS servers with DNS crypt encryption)
    in my case: DNS watch+ns0.dnscrypt.is in Reykjavík, Iceland so my isp can suck it:p
     
  8. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    Yandex don't support DNSSEC and no-log
     
  9. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    Yandex support it!
     
  10. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    Show the link, can? I like to revise my listing
     
  11. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    First, you show me that Yandex can't :D
    I set my DNS to ns0.dnscrypt.is in Reykjavík, Iceland(from Yandex list) which supports DNSSEC!so Yandex can support DNSSEC :0
     
  12. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    #92 HarborFront, Aug 1, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
    Check

    List of Public DNS Servers [wiki.ipfire.org]

    These are the original Yandex DNS servers

    Yandex.DNS

    Sometimes a DNS server provider may include other DNS server providers e.g. UncensoredDNS is a good example. It's original DNS servers do NOT support DNSSEC but it has other providers' servers which support DNSSEC
     
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  13. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    What is it mate?!it's about Yandex DNS, not Yandex browser:oops: YandexDNS don't support DNSSEC but the Yandex browser doesn't use Yandex DNS you can choose Yandex DNS when you want to pick one dns from Yandex DNS's list Yandex DNS is there!
    you can set your dns in ipv6 or/and ipv4 and chose one dns from Yandex DNS list! I guess you don't know what I mean!
    this link is about Yandex DNS, not the browser.
     
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  14. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    Ok you are right

    Yandex — Company blog — Yandex Browser Pioneers Built-in DNS Security

    The option to select a DNS sever is there in the Yandex browser
     
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  15. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    #95 Sunshine-boy, Aug 1, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
    Yes hahaha I already did a lot of search and investigations:p so the best combo is dns watch(internet settings)+ns0.dnscrypt.is in Reykjavík, Iceland
    But it's for me maybe another guy wants to use another server! i prefer this combo
    for dns watch you need to pick a server which supports DNSSEC
     
  16. Cohen

    Cohen Level 7

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    I'm always using PIA's DNS servers because my devices automatically connect to the VPN when they boot.
     
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  17. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    Using the VPN provider's DNS servers is the best provided you can trust them not to collect your personal data. Just make sure they don't redirect the DNS queries to other public DNS servers like Google Public DNS, OpenDNS etc i.e. they must have their own dedicated DNS servers
     
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  18. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    Am I right that you selected 2 DNS servers

    DNS.Watch
    ns0.dnscrypt.is

    I think DNS.Watch don't support DNSCrypt. It supports only DNSSEC and no-logging. If you use it that means your DNS queries are NOT encrypted

    The second one is ok for it supports DNSCrypt, DNSSEC and no-logging
     
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  19. Trooper

    Trooper Level 6

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    #99 Trooper, Aug 1, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
    Same here. I was using it until they changed some stuff. I know one of the devs mentioned getting another hosting company to help alleviate it. I am in the US and get routed through Europe now lol. So it's a no go for me.
     
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  20. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 34
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    One more Secure DNS server to share. It's from Pi Hole

    It's IP4 address is 192.168.1.200

    I think it's using other Secure DNS providers like Google Public DNS, OpenDNS, Norton ConnectSafe and Comodo Secure DNS
     
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