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I am using Adguard DNS (Beta) so far so good. Adguard DNS offers not only security but also does blocking of Ads and Trackers as a bonus feature. Since the service is in Beta stage at the moment some may face issues.
Adguard DNS SERVERS:
Use these servers to block ads, trackers and phishing websites.
"Default" + blocking adult websites.
Note, that Adguard does not have its own DNS servers, it routes through whichever are the closest, like Yandex, Google, OpenDNS, etc. So the speed is comparable.Is Adguard DNS fast? I'm interested. I'm using Yandex DNS and I wonder how switching to Adguard DNS would impact performance.
Since I haven't tried Yandex DNS unable to give a comparison. To give you a rough idea about its performance I felt Adguard DNS almost as fast as NortonDNS but lags behind GoogleDNS slightly. Performance of a DNS service varies from location though. Its recommended to try out each DNS services and settle on the best one you like.Is Adguard DNS fast? I'm interested. I'm using Yandex DNS and I wonder how switching to Adguard DNS would impact performance.
Most/Many have logging of some type. To be honest, logging DNS is a bigger problem than people think. Once again, setup a Pi-Hole then you can see the intrusive logging and what it can accomplish. Essentially a full profile of your network, security, programs, and even some vulnerabilities can be gathered from DNS logging.
The problem is, most non-logging, very private DNS have poor pings for me. The sweetspot for DNS is to get your pings to their servers under 50. Anything higher and you will notice some page load latency which can be frustrating. Virtually all of the private ones are 100-175ms for me rendering them useless.
My ISP implemented transparent DNS proxy for censorship purpose. So, my only option is using DNSCrypt-proxy to avoid my ISP from meddling with the queries.
VPN's tend to work pretty well.
Encryption of DNS can sometimes work.
Another common method is to use IPTABLES and redirect your DNS over Port 54 rather than the normal Port 53 of DNS, thus bypassing any monitoring/MiTM activity of your ISP (or others). (but this can get ugly, really fast, unless you know what you are doing)