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IBM's Quad9 DNS

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FoodMaven
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IBM's Quad9 DNS

Postby FoodMaven » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:38 pm

Please give your opinion of IBM/Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) Quad9.

Quad9 Domain Name System (DNS) service

https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pres ... /53388.wss

Would you use it yourself?

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Re: IBM's Quad9 DNS

Postby parityboy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:05 pm

@OP

I'd use it to look up the exit node I want to connect to. After that, CS' own on-node DNS server takes over anyway. :D

EDIT
What I wrote above applies to VPN connections originating on a personal computer or mobile device. For routers it's a bit different - I use known CS DNS IPs for my pfSense instance, but Quad9 might be useful as a fall back.


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Re: IBM's Quad9 DNS

Postby wrwe5yt » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:11 pm

reminds me of strongarm's offerings too..

nice to know there is quad9 ...


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Re: IBM's Quad9 DNS

Postby FoodMaven » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:16 am

https://github.com/cryptostorm/cstorm_d ... olvers.csv

I'm having DNS Leaks on my CS/OpenVPN enabled router. This number from the above URL:

173.208.95.75:443

is this the number that goes into the alternate DNS numbers of the router? Why does is have :443? The example the router gives is:

Define additional DHCP options, for example "6,192.168.2.1,192.168.2.2" which advertises different DNS servers to clients.

I know I'm asking this in a stupid way, but I've been all over the CS Forum, LEDE Forum, OpenWRT Forum for 7 hours now and am still unable to resolve the DNS leaks, even though I'm up at Cryptostorm and have Lisbon exit node active.

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Re: IBM's Quad9 DNS

Postby parityboy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:56 am

@OP

173.208.95.75:443

443 is the port number for DNSCrypt, which is an encrypted protocol used for resolving DNS addresses, as opposed to the traditional plain-text protocol which usually uses port 53.

The IP address is the address of the DNS server itself, which supports DNSCrypt as well as the traditional DNS protocol.

Which DNS server addresses have you configured your router with? If you look at its status page, which DNS servers is it using?


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