OpenVPN dns leak

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by AnonG, Dec 31, 2008.

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  1. AnonG

    AnonG Registered Member

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    Does anyone know how to setup dns servers manually with OpenVPN to prevent dns leaks? Dns-oarc.net test reveals my ISP information :( The vpn connection works fine otherwise. I'm using Linux with a NAT router.
     
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    Thanks Steve. I actually resolved it by inputting my ISP's nameservers manually to my router and turned off automatic DNS searching. Now my connection passes the test with flying colors. :)
     
  4. snowdrift

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    Steve, can OpenDNS servers be used while using XeroBank's Internet Privacy, or are they mutually exclusive? Can one use Bluecoat's K9 when using your $35 service? And, what is the bandwidth allowance per month with the $35/month account?

    Thanks.
     
  5. SteveTX

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    Absolutely they can be used. We don't block, that is something the client can do themselves if they choose.

    Likely, if it is client side software, perhaps sitting in the browser. Where does bluecoat inject itself to do filtering?

    75 GB per month. Average American uses 5 to 10 GB per month.
     
  6. snowdrift

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    BlueCoat K9 is a free content-blocking proxy that resides on the local drive and uses DNS servers based in America to check whether certain sites should be permitted or not on the local client.

    http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

    I use this proxy, coupled with OpenDNS, to filter phishing, porn, and violent materials from my computer. I would like to have privacy plus be able to use BlueCoat's and OpenDNS's content filters (in addition to my router's HOSTS file) if I used your service.
     
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    Well good news. You get the first 30 days for $1 to see if you like it and it works for you.

    The proxy should work if you are using it locally and it is performing its filter locally.
     
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    Actually, K9 does content filtering, they are not a proxy. I've read all the pdf documentation and nowhere do they claim proxy capabilities for K9. Using the K9 software, look at your IP address at IP Chicken or any IP address check site. You will see your own IP address as assigned by your ISP.

    K9 is obviously very good at what it does though. Perfect if you have children, especially small children who wouldn't know how to get around K9 using a proxy that hasn't been blocked.
     
  9. SteveTX

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    Perhaps they are using DLL injection to try to hook the http stream.
     
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