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Quad9 DNS
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:21:53 am »
Here's an interesting new DNS provider worth a look-see. ;)


Quad9 Secure DNS Service Embeds IBM Security Intelligence

By Sean Michael Kerner for eWeek

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With Quad9, DNS queries fro users are routed through the secure platform helping to protect users from potential security threats. John Todd, Executive Director of Quad9 said that the underlying technology of Quad9 is all open-source and is a mix of various resolvers on the front-end systems.

http://www.eweek.com/security/quad9-secure-dns-service-embeds-ibm-security-intelligence


New Quad9 DNS Service Makes the Internet Safer and More Private

By Jim Brennan for SecurityIntelligence

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DNS servers are typically assigned by your internet provider or IT department, and both consumers and businesses can make a simple change to the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to route DNS traffic through Quad9 without requiring end users to make any changes. Quad9 is and will remain freely available to anyone who wants to use it.

https://securityintelligence.com/new-quad9-dns-service-makes-the-internet-safer-and-more-private/


New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone

By Sean Gallagher for Ars Technica

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Anyone anywhere can use it," said Phil Rettinger, GCA's president and chief operating officer, in an interview with Ars. The service, he says, will be "privacy sensitive," with no logging of the addresses making DNS requests—"we will keep only [rough] geolocation data," he said, for the purposes of tracking the spread of requests associated with particular malicious domains. "We're anonymizing the data, sacrificing on the side of privacy.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/new-quad9-dns-service-blocks-malicious-domains-for-everyone/


And here's some info concerning privacy from Quad9 itself.

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Privacy: No personally-identifiable information is collected by the system. IP addresses of end users are not stored to disk or distributed outside of the equipment answering the query in the local data center. Quad9 is a nonprofit organization dedicated only to the operation of DNS services. There are no other secondary revenue streams for personally-identifiable data, and the core charter of the organization is to provide secure, fast, private DNS.

https://www.quad9.net/#/

[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 04:08:57 pm »
I'm game...  8)


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╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~  
╰─➤  cat /etc/resolv.conf
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
#     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
nameserver 9.9.9.9
nameserver 64.6.64.6
nameserver 64.6.65.6

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 04:18:48 pm »
Okay, changed my 3 routers and modem.

So far, so good.  :)

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 04:47:52 pm »
Okay, changed my 3 routers and modem.

So far, so good.  :)

Actually, my luck with this new DNS has been a little spotty today.  I've found I do need to have a secondary DNS configured too.  I'm thinking that since the news of this new DNS service has just hit the public, Quad9's servers are probably maxed out right about now.  But that's only a guess. :-\
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 04:49:17 pm »
Bwahahahahaha!  Found this out the hard way: https://goo.gl/UaHe6N

I didn't realize my port replicator was sucking power from the laptop battery, when the replicator/docking station isn't plugged into wall power.

Fully charged battery lasted less than 10 minutes, before it was down to 0%  :D

My first clue should have been, the port replicator requires a 130W power brick.

Live and learn ...

Anyway, I'll change the DNS servers on my laptop, once the battery recovers enough to boot it.

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 04:55:00 pm »
Actually, my luck with this new DNS has been a little spotty today.  I've found I do need to have a secondary DNS configured too.  I'm thinking that since the news of this new DNS service has just hit the public, Quad9's servers are probably maxed out right about now.  But that's only a guess. :-\

Yeah, they're probably getting slammed today. I saw two more posts like yours today. Guess everyone is getting in on the action.

Most of my devices support primary, secondary, and tertiary name servers, so I've been Quad9 for the primary, and Verisign for the secondary and tertiary addys.

Okay, back to it...  :)

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 05:00:13 pm »
Well, my battery is already up to 99% charged.

BTW, I checked the battery on Peppermint and winders, before plugging in the charger.

Peppermint showed 2% remaining and winders showed 1% - then it wouldn't even boot, so 0% give or take.

Guess I found a good way to 'exercise' my laptop batteries, eh what? LoL!  :D

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 05:01:15 pm »

Fully charged battery lasted less than 10 minutes, before it was down to 0%  :D

My first clue should have been, the port replicator requires a 130W power brick.


That's nuts, does it do teleportation or something??

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 05:02:31 pm »
That's nuts, does it do teleportation or something??

IKR  ::)

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 05:06:52 pm »
OMG! While I was typing, winders had started an upgrade - Windows 10 Insider Preview (Fast Ring) 17040.1000 (rs_prerelease)

That does that, for the next 2-3 hours.

See what you got me into, perknh?   :D

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 05:15:25 pm »
Bwahahaha .. not just me that does that particular dance then :)
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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 05:21:53 pm »
LoL!  :D

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 05:40:11 pm »
That's nuts, does it do teleportation or something??

BTW, ahoy, thar blows 'Moby Port Jack': https://goo.gl/cU2sg6 (if you're interested)

I patiently waited until I found a blow-out deal on the Dell Refurb site - picked it up for like $30-$40 shipped.

I don't have a schematic for it, or even a user manual. I guess it has a lot of power hungry components inside, to work its magic.

The thing is, I *assumed* that it would simply power itself down, when wall power wasn't present. Obviously not.

Hey, it's another learning experience, you know?

Everything is computer-controlled, fly-by-wire shiz nowadays...  ::)

*winders 10 is 85% downloaded now

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 06:02:03 pm »
Yeah I don't understand what that power's being used for if you don't have a load of hungry USB devices plugged in.

I must admit, I feel a bit left out on this forum, not having a portable Dell.  ;)

BTW, this HP Chromebook is surprisingly good for the money I paid. It's intended for a friend but I'll almost be disappointed if he wants it now. I'm playing music on it and the speakers are not bad at all. The battery life is approx 5 hours while playing music with the backlight all the way down  :o

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Re: Quad9 DNS
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2017, 06:23:05 pm »
You'd think the replicator would have a battery to power/supplement the laptop rather than the other way around wouldn't you ???
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