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Improve Privacy, Security and Speed With New DNS Service


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#1 buddy215

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:32 PM

This is not an April Fool's joke....GMail launched on an April 1, too.

 

Sources: Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service

1.1.1.1 — the Internet’s Fastest, Privacy-First DNS Resolver

 

QUOTE a bit: Why Did We Build It?

The answer to why we built the service goes back to our mission: to help build a better Internet. People come to work at Cloudflare every day in order to make the Internet better, more secure, more reliable, and more efficient. It sounds cheesy, but it's true.

 

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Want to try it? For Windows Users:

  1. Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  4. Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  8. Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
  9. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
    • For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    • For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  10. Click OK, then Close.
  11. Restart your browser.
  12. You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers ✌️✌️

For Linux users:

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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:47 PM

I have been giving this a tryout....so far so good.

 

IPv4...easy....no dramas.

 

IPv6.....appears as the pic underneath....the "apply" button remains greyed out.

 

What am i missing/not doing/doing incorrectly  ?

 

 

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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:01 PM

Just tested my IPv6....."timed out" was the result....so i guess it is a waste of time having it turned 'on'

 

test result

 

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http://test-ipv6.com/mirrors.html.en_US

 

This 'tests' your IPv6 and IPv4

 

I eventually got the ipv6 addresses to 'take' by entering them on separate lines.

 

So far....not impressed


Edited by Condobloke, 01 April 2018 - 11:19 PM.

Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house...

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:12 AM

I have a question about this. It has directions for Windows, Linux and also for your router.

 

Do the Windows/Linux settings need to match the Router settings? What takes priority if they are different? They don't say they need to match.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:01 PM

The operating system setting will take precedence.  If you have your operating system set to DHCP for the DNS, then it will take the DNS setting from the router. 


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:02 AM

I see that APNIC is able to access Cloudflare's network, which allows them to see sorts of data. I'm not educated in this, what does that mean for the safety of people using 1.1.1.1 or 1.0.0.1? I assume that the chance of the information being misused is next to zero, but I'd like to know what you guys think?






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