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Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 07-Apr-18 08:48:01
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Cloudflare DNS


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Cloudflare recently launched their consumer DNS service which they say is the "fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS" :

https://1.1.1.1/

Seems to be faster than the likes of Google DNS, OpenDNS etc according to tests i did using DNS Benchmark.

For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1

For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001


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Edited by baby_frogmella (Sat 07-Apr-18 13:00:57)

Standard User John_Gray
(member) Fri 13-Apr-18 19:05:43
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Re: Cloudflare DNS


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This is not universal.

I tried this on Virgin Media and their DNS servers were the fastest.
1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 were about 30th, slower than the Google pair...

Edited by John_Gray (Fri 13-Apr-18 19:06:18)

Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 13-Apr-18 19:19:48
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Re: Cloudflare DNS


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In reply to a post by John_Gray:
1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 were about 30th, slower than the Google pair...


That's weird, DNSPerf puts Cloudflare DNS way ahead of Google DNS. Also confirmed by DNS Benchmark.

https://www.dnsperf.com/#!dns-resolvers

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Standard User robertcrowther
(committed) Fri 13-Apr-18 20:30:01
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Re: Cloudflare DNS


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but it does put it last for quality
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Fri 13-Apr-18 20:44:35
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Could that be because it monitored before the service was officially live?

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Standard User mixt
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 14-Apr-18 19:35:03
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It's particularly useful if you have a DNS forwarder (unbound) that can communicate with it on port 853 (secure DNS). Managed to get this working a couple of days ago on a test unbound instance, and it works out the box.

https://blog.cloudflare.com/dns-over-tls-for-openwrt/

So excluding a VPN, if all the services you access are secure (HTTPS, IMAPS, Secure-DNS, etc), then your ISP can't see anything you're doing online*. Pretty cool.

* well, they can still see source/destination addresses, but as far as packet content goes, nothing.

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Edited by mixt (Sat 14-Apr-18 19:39:49)

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