View Full Version : DNS Leak

29-04-2015, 08:08 PM
Hey . I recently managed to this in firefox browser . I prevented it from DNS Leak and so i trying to do this chrome if possible but not sure how to do it . One thing i noticed is after i did it , my IE Browser has also automatically i believe prevented DNS Leak but when i look at chrome im not sure if changes have happened to it too . If changes have happened to it automatically then it should good then but if not then can anyone who knows about this help me out .

I have attached screenshots of what the three browsers show up .


I have labelled each one , notice last one chrome is a bit different which is why i thought i would ask here.

29-04-2015, 08:28 PM
There is reckoned to be an add-on, mentioned at https://www.browserleaks.com/webrtc which will disable WebRTC in Chrome.

29-04-2015, 08:58 PM
Thanks rumpty the app itself doesn't work and also review say it . I just read in chrome that i can't disable it . I think only FireFox and Internet Explorer can do it .

30-04-2015, 04:47 PM
What exactly are you trying to accomplish? This has nothing to do with DNS?!

30-04-2015, 05:01 PM
This is what Applefan is on about by the look of it http://ipleak.net/

New to me

30-04-2015, 05:53 PM
I'm not sure why you would be concerned about DNS leaks but it is widely a Windows issue but if you're trying for better anonimity online then you should harden your system before hardening the connection.

Once your system prevents leaking its own internals, you need to consider your connection and how you access the net. Many methods to make it harder, but usually results in very slow speeds for added privacy. Maybe you need this?

I think advertisers would be malicious enough to monitor that kind of traffic but there are much easier means of knowing where you've been.



Terry Porritt
30-04-2015, 08:05 PM
You can use DNS servers from the OpenNic project http://proxy.opennicproject.org/proxy.php?q=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5vcGVubmljcHJvamVjdC5vcm cv

http://wiki.opennicproject.org/Tier2, where logging is completely disabled, if you are worried about your ISP revealing data about where you have been to MPAA, RIANZ and like agencies, especially if the TPP goes ahead and we dance to the US tune :banana

Testing some of these sites gave excruciatingly slow look-ups, so it isn't a practical path to follow.

Edit: the first link I gave does a bit of a cough, it does not like being accessed through a referral, click on the suggested 'Go' button

30-04-2015, 10:48 PM
I usually choose a DNS that is quicker by running a tool called namebench that looks for you the fastest accessible DNS server to you but from a bit of digging around, it seems ISP have the ability to intercept your DNS which makes using alternatives pointless, even if you've set it up statically.

I dont know their reason behind this but its annoying when they take your freedom away as well as finding their dns servers take longer to update when you transfer domains (which was why I hunted around because I knew my DNS had updated but was not going to the right address). They also seem to be experiencing more downtime with their DNS server, which I'm assuming is a server that rarely gets looked at in their upgrading process.

I have used OpenNIC, and found it reasonable but depends on how close you are too it, think their nz server is in Auckland.



04-05-2015, 11:52 AM
changed my mind