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Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?

Post by Johnsmith001 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:07 am

Hi there,

I been looking for some best tools to check DNS leak properly, I have observed that there are many results of even Google Organic shows that some VPN provider developed their own tools to misleading user's like me :) which is more credible? dnsleaktest.com or https://www.vpninsights.com/dns-leak-test ?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?

Post by catweazel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:13 am

Johnsmith001 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:07 am
Hi there,

I been looking for some best tools to check DNS leak properly, I have observed that there are many results of even Google Organic shows that some VPN provider developed their own tools to misleading user's like me :) which is more credible? dnsleaktest.com or https://www.vpninsights.com/dns-leak-test ?
Why are you asking when you just recommended vpninsights.com to someone not a few minutes back?

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Re: Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?

Post by Johnsmith001 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:26 am

just confirming my recommendation, was i right or not.

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Re: Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?

Post by catweazel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:38 am

Johnsmith001 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:26 am
just confirming my recommendation, was i right or not.
The way to find out is to run the two leak sites side by side and compare the results, which is all one would need do to answer the question.
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Re: Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?

Post by Faust » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:38 am

There's a good collection of tools here :-

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/12/28/the-u ... urce-list/
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Re: Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?

Post by Pippin » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:57 pm

I like to use wireshark on the outgoing interface, wlp2s0 in my case, to see if any traffic leaves unencrypted.
So no need to depend on external services.
The only public IP that should show up is the one of the VPN server one is connected to.
tcpdump can do the same.
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Re: Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?

Post by Snafu » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:58 am

before I solved the problem I used to wrestle with DNS leaks regularly. I found that Astrill

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https://www.astrill.com/vpn-leak-test
often found my true DNS when other tests said there was no leak
When all else fails follow the instructions

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Re: Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?

Post by catweazel » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:05 am

For those interested in securing DNS over a VPN:

1) Set your router's DNS servers to your VPN provider's DNS servers. I use two different providers, and you can use these no matter what your VPN provider is:

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209.99.117.164
103.86.99.100
2) Add these lines to your .ovpn file (from your provider) before installing it:

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block-outside-dns
script-security 2
up /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
down /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
down-pre
Reboot. Your leak tests should now all be clean.
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