OpenVPN with NordVPN has DNS leak

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sammiev
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Re: OpenVPN with NordVPN has DNS leak

Post by sammiev » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:14 pm

Pat D wrote:Excellent.
Thank you sammiev.

I no longer have a DNS leak. :D :D
Thanks, I will make a How to with pictures.

Remember, 127.0.0.1 is your best friend. :D

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Re: OpenVPN with NordVPN has DNS leak

Post by mr.travo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:53 pm

Thank you!!! I have been fighting this problem for some time. I will mark my topic as "solved" that I had going.

Thanks to all you guys! :D
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Re: OpenVPN with NordVPN has DNS leak

Post by linuxosuser » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:46 am

sammiev wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:18 pm
I have been installing "bind9" like so.

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sudo apt-get install bind9
Edit your network connections and change IPv6 to Ignore.

Edit IPv4 to "Automatic DHCP Address only" and in DNS Servers: type in 127.0.0.1 and select save.

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sudo /etc/init.d/bind9 restart
Edit the configuration file:

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sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
Find the line:

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dns=dnsmasq
Replace it with:

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#dns=dnsmasq
Save & close the file with Ctrl+O, Enter, Ctrl+X.

Reboot computer or restart NetworkManager

Restart NetworkManager:

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sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager
Go here to test for leaks with and without your VPN.

https://ipleak.net/

You should have no leaks with and without your VPN.

Been do this for years and 127.0.0.1 is your best friend.

and if you see "Your IP addresses - WebRTC detection"

goto the bottom of the page and it will show you how to fix that as well.

Edit: added a few lines about NetworkManager from my later post.
Hi this doesn work in linux mint 19 cinnamon. Is there any other way to prevent DNS leak?

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Re: OpenVPN with NordVPN has DNS leak

Post by majpooper » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:05 pm

Stop DNS leak the easy way with dnscrypt - it is in the Mint repositories
Everything you need to know is here in this How To
http://www.webupd8.org/2014/08/encrypt- ... -with.html

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Re: OpenVPN with NordVPN has DNS leak

Post by Captain Brillo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:13 pm

NordVPN also suggests setting IPv6 to "ignore" - I don't know why, but I did and it worked also.

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Re: OpenVPN with NordVPN has DNS leak

Post by patrickjburt » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:51 am

I also had the same issues while using other vpns but now i am using PureVPN as suggested by my friend. You read their post out on DNS leak its worth reading https://www.purevpn.com/blog/is-your-vp ... p-address/

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Re: OpenVPN with NordVPN has DNS leak

Post by jameskga » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:39 pm

Sometimes I wonder: If NordVPN donated money to Linux Mint like PIA did, maybe there would also be a NordVPN application...
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Re: OpenVPN with NordVPN has DNS leak

Post by Snafu » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:11 am

Sometimes I wonder: If NordVPN donated money to Linux Mint like PIA did, maybe there would also be a NordVPN application...
Nordvpn help told me that an app for linux was in development but they couldn't say when it would be ready for release.

+1 for the bind9 solution detailed earlier in this thread. After wrestling with DNS leaks for months I follower those bind9 instructions and have had 0 DNS leaks since.
When all else fails follow the instructions

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