DNS Leaks...

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by zero_Phil, Apr 29, 2011.

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  1. zero_Phil

    zero_Phil Registered Member

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    Is there a relatively easy-to-use bit of software to check your browser for DNS leaks when using Tor? I use an ADSL modem; don't know if that makes any difference? Thx.
     
  2. lotuseclat79

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    When you use Tor, make sure you are using the Firefox browsrwith the Torbutton add-on. That said, with Torbutton enabled - make sure that the about:config webpage for Firefox indicates that the field network.proxy.socks_remote_dns is set to True.

    This will cause the Tor http request to be deferred thru to the Tor exit node's DNS server - i.e. no leak on client side.

    -- Tom
     
  3. Spooony

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    Correction make sure your using Firefox with Socks enabled. Opera doesn't support socks so its a big no no.
     
  4. zero_Phil

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    Thanks Tom, will check that setting in about:config.

    Thanks Spooony, how do I know that Socks is enabled in Firefox? I'm a noob to all this stuff.
     
  5. zero_Phil

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    Btw Tom, I am trying the Tor/Polipo/Torbutton/FF v3.6 bundle that you recommended. Thx.
     
  6. axle00

    axle00 Registered Member

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    Also you can easily use Wireshark to check for DNS leaks.
     
  7. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    If I use JanusVM to connect to TOR, do i need to worry about DNS leaks? o_O
     
  8. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Hi Izumi,

    Probably not.

    You can PM goldenone who can verify that for sure. See post#3 here.

    -- Tom
     
  9. DasFox

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    Don't know why no one mentioned it, but as an extra added precaution you should be using a Primary and Secondary DNS of your choice in your own network as a backup in case of any failures elsewhere....

    Also especially when you are not just using Tor but other services, etc...
     
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