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DoT: how DNS over TLS resolver resolves its own hostname

It is possible to use hostname of DNS resolver instead of IP address (e.g. in Android 9+) for DNS over TLS servers. Google provides dns.google and Cloudflare offers 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com ...
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How to configure the DNS of VPN services to use public DNS services?

Is it possible to configure the DNS of VPN services (such as NordVPN) so that they can use public DNS services (like Google Public DNS, Cloudflare DNS etc) of that country instead of the private DNS ...
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Wireless Issue: Cant Ping google DNS but ping to Default Gateway works fine

I've come across a really perplexing issue here; I've had some serious internet problems over the last week or so (internet was barely working, and even then incredibly slowly). This seems to have ...
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How often does the secondary DNS for Google's DNS service get used?

I recently noticed that the previous network engineer at our offices had input the Google DNS as : primary 8.8.8.8 and secondary 8.8.8.4. The secondary DNS had a type in it, and should have been 8.8....
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Windows 10 DNS issue, switching between default and custom DNS server

I am having problems with my internet. The problem switches between I cannot access the internet using the default DNS settings (which I solve by setting my DNS server to Google (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4)),...
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Does using OpenDNS or Google DNS affect anything about security or gaming speed?

I used to use google DNS and OpenDNS long time ago, didn't notice any improvements. I recently heard a security expert saying that OpenDNS is the best way for malware protection. But found out that ...
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Is the built-in Windows Server 2012 DNS Server adequate for performance?

I'm hosting several host header website in IIS on a 2012 R2 box that need to be accessible both inside and outside the network (WAN) via subdomain names. For WAN access, foo.example.com resolves to ...
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Adding a record to google's DNS same as registering a domain?

Is adding a record to google's dns server lets say, Example.com -> 127.0.0.1 going to be the same as buying a domain from domain name resellers? Since most ISP do add that DNS server to their ...
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Google Services doesn't work with google DNS

I use DSL at work and home, from the same ISP. I have the same router with exactly the same model at both locations. I Have configured the two routers with the very same configuration except the ...
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nslookup can't find server

My Linux host name is Jenkins, but why it can't find it? admin@Jenkins:~$ nslookup Jenkins Server: 8.8.8.8 Address: 8.8.8.8#53 ** server can't find Jenkins: NXDOMAIN I googled and ...
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Is google DNS server a placebo?

Okay maybe not, but i am a bit confused, The address of the DNS server is obtained by the modem (via DHCP) so why does it matter if we change the DNS address in windows? Is operating system's ...
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How do I check if my computer is using the Google Public DNS

I changed my router to use Google's public DNS. Now how do I ensure that my router is using Google Public DNS(8.8.8.8) to connect. How do I check what DNS server is being used to connect to the ...
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Can bookmarking a page test DNS change?

I tried the google DNS and I actually get faster speed however in their testing section they state: Navigate to google.come and bookmark it, if works both times you are set. Why isn't the first test ...
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DNS is not saving

I'm using D-Link DWM-152 Dongle to connect to the internet. I have changed DNS in my network connection to Google DNS and connect to the internet using software which has came with my dongle. Then i ...
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Is there a reason to not use google's DNS servers?

I live in the US, using Comcast's internet. The fact that comcast can see my browsing history bugs me. A lot. I realize that I'm basically having google see it instead of comcast, however google ...
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What are the pros and cons of using an alternative DNS instead of the ISP DNS server?

I searched the web for answers, but I haven't found anything conclusive. What are the advantages/disadvantages of using an alternative DNS (for example, OpenDNS or Google DNS) as opposed to the ...
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performance of OpenDns versus Google Dns?

A bunch of articles were written on this topic in 2009...wondering if there's a more updated comparison of the performance between the two?
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How to use Google DNS

Me and two other guys share cable using a router. I'm using Mac OS X. My router IP is 192.168.1.1 and my DHCP IP is 192.168.0.101. When I followed Google's DNS configuration manual, I tried to set my ...
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Google Public DNS vs OpenDNS, which do you prefer? [closed]

I would like my DNS to filter/alert me of potential bad websites. OpenDNS seems to be touting this as their best feature, but Google also seems to say their DNS is secure. Speed does not concern me ...
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