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Cloudflare Announces DNS That Won't Track You

Discussion in 'Other LAN and WAN' started by thiggins, Apr 2, 2018.

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  1. MustacheSwe

    MustacheSwe New Around Here

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    Can confirm that this DNS is fast. However, I am much more interested in the (security provided by the) DNS over HTTPS functionality. Is there any way to get that today? I am currently using an ASUS RT-AC68U router, current firmware. Would it help to switch to DD-WRT or Tomato?
     
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  3. Treadler

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    http://www.snbforums.com/threads/release-dnscrypt-installer-for-asuswrt.36071/

    I believe this does DoH as well.
     
  4. abc5

    abc5 New Around Here

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    sorry, what is CDN stand for. anyone?
     
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  6. Cake

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    The cat has already been let out of the bag. Cloudflare does in-deed practice content censorship. Stick with dnscrypt v2. At least there may be 1 outfit logging you and not multiple "do-gooders". I'm referring to your network admin -->ISP ---> google/cloudflare etc. (sniffing port 53 traffic)
     
  7. Treadler

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    & another thing.
    When I query http://www.whatsmydnsserver.com/ I get both Cloudflare, & Google showing as DNS servers I’m using.
    I have specified only Cloudflare as my DNS. maybe Cloudflare has some sort of fallback to Google DNS?
     
  8. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    First hop is always monitored - even through VPN, the initial access into the WAN is in the domain of the ISP.

    VPN protects things inside packets (to a degree) - but the initial access is always the same - e..g this is from your modem to the ISP's next hop. And then one must the VPN provider - dot - dot - dot - and hope they're not one of the five eyes...

    You'd be surprised what they're doing there - analytics and big data are key for them - SDWAN, NFV, etc...

    At least the GFW is honest about what they're doing...
     
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