Swiss Privacy Foundation is closing down their dns servers

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by sanesecurity, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. sanesecurity

    sanesecurity Registered Member

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    Just got hit with this message...

    New ip addresses for dns servers

    End of June 2015 the Swiss Privacy Foundation is closing down their dns servers (77.109.138.45 und 77.109.139.29).

    You see this page because your System or your Network uses these DNS servers. You need to change this setting or ask your network administrator.

    Our friends at xiala.net provide alternative servers.

    Their dns resolvers check DNSSEC signatures. No logs are being kept as well as no block lists are in place. The servers could be reached via IPv6, too.

    IPv4
    77.109.148.136
    77.109.148.137

    IPv6
    2001:1620:2078:136::
    2001:1620:2078:137::
     
  2. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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    Thanks for posting, changed here.
     
  3. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    I was wondering why there was no internet yesterday :(
     
  4. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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    I have never used a third-party DNS server..I just go with my ISP...Am I missing something?
     
  5. Gandalf_The_Grey

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  6. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    If you're using VPN services, using third-party DNS servers for your direct uplink is prudent, just in case there's a DNS leak.
     
  7. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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    @Gandalf_The_Grey

    Thanks...Ok, I guess I will continue as is...I have my security in place, for protection, I hope.

    @mirimir

    I don't use a VPN, usually. I will keep it in mind though.
     
  8. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    Has anyone seen info regarding why they closed the DNS servers?
     
  9. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    noone_particular I'm not sure why they closed their DNS servers o_O Not enough demand maybe?
     
  10. topguynow

    topguynow Registered Member

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    Does xiala.net provide a privacy policy in English?
     
  11. white31

    white31 Registered Member

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    My browser doesn't allow me to enter xiala.net website, connection is insecure. Any info about this? Also, is there any good alternative?!
     
  12. Minimalist

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    It looks like their certificate has expired. It's strange that they didn't take care of it...
     
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