vyprvpn dns servers

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  1. simmersK00L

    simmersK00L Registered Member

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    I'm checking out vyprvpn, their website says they own & operate use their own dns, no 3d-party. it's an (default) option in their windows app, and when I connect eg to austin, ipleak shows dns in houston with some ownership name other than goldenfrog or vyprvpn according to spiceworks ip lookup. then tried chicago, 1 dns in florida and 1 in georgia, and both have names other than glodenfrog and different than austin connection dns. I've seen 3 different dns company names / operators after checking on 2 connections. :confused:

    vypr's webpage says "VyprDNS is Golden Frog's 100% owned and operated service available exclusively for VyprVPN users. We developed our zero-knowledge VyprDNS service to increase user privacy and defeat censorship across the world." online chat person said that goldenfrog owns the dns that I found when I connected to austin. If vyprvpn advertises their dns as a reason for choosing vypr, then I'd think they'd make an effort for the user to see that dns is owned and operated by goldenfrog.
     
  2. mirimir

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    Maybe so. But in my experience, VPN providers sometimes don't get ownership of the IP address. Just the hostname, if there is one. And sometimes, not even that. What are the hostnames of those DNS servers?
     
  3. simmersK00L

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    don't recall, but I'll go back later tonight and take a look... thanks. appreciate all your vpn work and feedback!! :thumb:
     
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    austin= [ip]fwd.paradisenetworks.net ipleak shows it with 4 dns and spiceworks who_is_ip shows
    dns2.aus1.datafoundry.com Organization YHC Corporation
    serv4.hou2.datafoundry.com Organization YHC Corporation
    serv3.hou2.datafoundry.com Organization YHC Corporation
    dns1.aus1.datafoundry.com Organization YHC Corporation
    &
    chicago= [ip]fwd.paradisenetworks.net has 2 dns
    rdns.scalabledns.com Organization Enzu
    ssd1.mia.wizzsolutions.com Organization Hosting Solutions Ltd.

    reminder: vypr's webpage & app settings says "VyprDNS is Golden Frog's 100% owned and operated service available exclusively for VyprVPN users. We developed our zero-knowledge VyprDNS service..."

    Perhaps the above it not unusual, I just found it odd that vypr advertises its vyprdns, but quick check seems to show something else.
    I see no obvious leaks here. vypr on win7 pc uses openvpn 256. vypr on iphone uses IKEv2, which I was unfamiliar with, but initial research seems positive.
    vypr has been very good with throughput speed. I'm liking vypr more, and I paid for 1 month of vypr and it seems to run connect and better than free, not surprising.
    Right now, I still prefer protonvpn (paid) with its secure core and tor connections.

    PS my pc was offline several hours, then rebooted, checked my ip address, then connected to vyprvpn and within first 5 secs my uninterrupted power supply screamed an alert, either a power loss or strong surge, with no apparent weather cause. Just another odd event, and I've had a few atypical odd cyber related events this week. ups was most likely a coincidence... ....
     
  5. imdb

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    @simmersK00L

    i even doubt they own & operate their servers, let alone dns servers.
    i believe most of them are vps's and not physical servers.
     
  6. simmersK00L

    simmersK00L Registered Member

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    ok, but gee, then why do they say they do, and do so as a security / privacy feature. seems like they are opening themselves up to potential trouble? :cautious:
     
  7. mirimir

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    The industry is full of BS, I think ;)
     
  8. simmersK00L

    simmersK00L Registered Member

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    :argh: hope you have time for updating your vpn tests! :thumb: