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<SOLVED> which dns server
« on: November 01, 2017, 12:22:37 pm »
hi guys...would like to know what is presently the most secure/private etc dns server to use?...presently using dns.watch...are there any better ones?...are there any that enforce a "no reverse dns" such as when i check it on shieldsup etc?...looking forward to all of your replies...i should mention that dns.watch is preventing me from accessing the update mirrors so had to revert to 129.250.35.250 which works brilliantly but have zero idea who runs it...DAMIEN
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Re: which dns server
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 02:35:39 pm »
I've used many, many DNS servers, over the years.

Verisign is my current fave: https://goo.gl/ps2uiu

Their site will explain why...  ;)

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Re: which dns server
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 03:35:20 pm »
Heh! Just changed the DNS settings to Verisign on my phone. Didn't realize that was allowed/possible. Thanks.


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Re: which dns server
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 04:44:46 pm »
Ran the Shields Up test - Tapatalk (Peppermint Forum app) & Verisign Public DNS servers (setup on my routers)...

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THE EQUIPMENT AT THE TARGET IP ADDRESS
DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR UPnP PROBES!

(That's good news!)
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Re: which dns server
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 05:13:30 pm »
hi vinDSL...the shieldsup screen im most interested in is the first screen to appear when in the second half of the screen, this appears...

                                                                                                                The text below might uniquely
                                                                                                                     identify you on the Internet
                                                    Your Internet connection's IP address is uniquely associated with the following "machine name":


                                                                                            h69-128-xxx-xxx.almgnm.broadband.dynamic.tds.net
The string of text above is known as your Internet connection's "reverse DNS." The end of the string is probably a domain name related to your ISP. This will be common to all customers of this ISP. But the beginning of the string uniquely identifies your Internet connection. The question is: Is the beginning of the string an "account ID" that is uniquely and permanently tied to you, or is it merely related to your current public IP address and thus subject to change?

The concern is that any web site can easily retrieve this unique "machine name" (just as we have) whenever you visit. It may be used to uniquely identify you on the Internet. In that way it's like a "supercookie" over which you have no control. You can not disable, delete, or change it. Due to the rapid erosion of online privacy, and the diminishing respect for the sanctity of the user, we wanted to make you aware of this possibility. Note also that reverse DNS may disclose your geographic location.

If the machine name shown above is only a version of the IP address, then there is less cause for concern because the name will change as, when, and if your Internet IP changes. But if the machine name is a fixed account ID assigned by your ISP, as is often the case, then it will follow you and not change when your IP address does change. It can be used to persistently identify you as long as you use this ISP.

There is no standard governing the format of these machine names, so this is not something we can automatically determine for you. If several of the numbers from your current IP address (69.128.227.126) appear in the machine name, then it is likely that the name is only related to the IP address and not to you. But you may wish to make a note of the machine name shown above and check back from time to time to see whether the name follows any changes to your IP address, or whether it, instead, follows you.

                                                                                       Just something to keep in mind as you wander the Internet.

i was used to seeing ..."No Reverse DNS" has been detected, blah blah blah...i was hoping by changing to another primary and secondary DNS that i would be able to get that response back again...all other responses such as "THE EQUIPMENT AT THE TARGET IP ADDRESS
DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR UPnP PROBES!
as well as port scans are ok port scans show me in stealth mode on everything...just wondering here...DAMIEN
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Re: which dns server
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 08:25:12 pm »
Got it. Okay, mine says...

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Your Internet connection has no Reverse DNS

Many Internet connection IP addresses are associated with a DNS machine name. (But yours is not.) The presence of "Reverse DNS", which allows the machine name to be retrieved from the IP address, can represent a privacy and possible security concern for Internet consumers since it may uniquely and persistently identify your Internet account — and therefore you — and may disclose other information, such as your geographic location.

When present, reverse DNS is supported by Internet service providers. But no such lookups are possible with your current Internet connection address (192.241.187.171). That's generally a good thing.
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I'm running with the *FREE* Verisign Public DNS servers, and Opera browser with their *FREE* VPS service enabled.    :)

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Re: which dns server
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 08:32:57 pm »
so what am i doing wrong?...router has 64.6.64.6 and 64.6.65.6 as my primary and secondary...(Verisign Public DNS server addresses)...network settings in computer are likewise set the same in case i plug in directly to modem rather than router when neccessary...opera browser is reporting the same results as my slimjet browser is...ublock origin and privacy badeger in use on both...still have that same first page result i mentioned on last post...so again what are you doing different than I?...DAMIEN
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Re: which dns server
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2017, 08:48:11 pm »
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Version Info
    Firmware Version
F9K1001_WW_1.00.13
    Boot Version
1.09
    Hardware
F9K1001 v1
    Serial No.
201140GB111693
LAN Settings
    LAN/WLAN MAC
08:86:xx:xx:xx:xx
    IP Address
192.168.2.1
    Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
    DHCP Server
Enabled (1 LAN, 0 WLAN Clients)
Internet Settings
    WAN MAC Address
14:da:xx:xx:xx:xx
    Connection Type
Dynamic
    Wan IP
69.128.xxx.xxx
    Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway
69.128.xxx.x
    DNS Address
64.6.64.6
64.6.65.6
Features
    Firewall Settings
Enabled
    SSID
DAMIEN
    Security
WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK)
    UPnP
Disabled
    Remote Management
Disabled
    WPS
Disabled


it appears to be the WAN IP that does not seems to change as it is what is seen by shields up...DAMIEN
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Re: which dns server
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2017, 08:54:50 pm »
I would *guess* the difference is I'm using the Opera browser and their VPN service.

BTW, to be perfectly clear and upfront about it - Opera browser's *FREE, UNLIMITED* VPN service is just a proxy, not a true VPN, but it's good enough for the girls I go with, you know?

It's good to know it's working. Thanks, for starting this thread.  8)

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Re: which dns server
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2017, 08:57:48 pm »
Opera browser with their *FREE* VPS service enabled.    :)

I think this is the key here, the VPN feature.

Oops, too late  :)


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Re: which dns server
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2017, 09:01:34 pm »
Heh! We were typing at the same time.  :D

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Re: which dns server
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2017, 09:04:55 pm »
just tried it with VPN activated...problem solved...thanks guys...DAMIEN
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Re: <SOLVED> which dns server
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2017, 09:09:53 pm »
Have fun!  ;)