Free and fast privacy focused DNS by Cloudflare - 1.1.1.1
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Free and fast privacy focused DNS by Cloudflare - 1.1.1.1

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Found 2nd Apr

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1.1.1.1
is a partnership between Cloudflare and APNIC launched on April 1st 2018.

Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest, fastest networks. APNIC is a non-profit organization managing IP address allocation for the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions.

Cloudflare had the network. APNIC had the IP address (1.1.1.1). Both of us were motivated by a mission to help build a better Internet.

Rated as the fastest DNS by DNSPerf: dnsperf.com/

primary: 1.1.1.1
secondary: 1.0.0.1
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Cheeky2chops2nd Apr

Whats the difference between this and a VPN?


They are both separate technologies and using a DNS does not replace the functionality of a VPN. There is a short 5 min video here about DNS if you'd like to know more :-)
Bomster32 m ago

Cloudfare have a dodgy history, I wouldn't touch this personally.



I will wait patiently for your citation.
Bomster2 m ago

Cloudfare have a dodgy history, I wouldn't touch this personally.


Care to elaborate on Cloudflares dodgy history? I thought they were fighters for the free internet and quite concerendd with privacy.
Edited by: "thomas01155" 2nd Apr
shabbird12 m ago

I use the google DNS. Would this be better?


As a basic test you could try pining 8.8.8.8 and 1.1.1.1 via the command line and seeing which one has a lower response time in ms. This isn't a true test since you need to perform a DNS look up on 8.8.8.8 and 1.1.1.1 to see which one is truly quicker.

You can use this tool to test DNS look up time: grc.com/dns…htm you'll need to enter 1.1.1.1 manually before running the test. For me 1.1.1.1 is slightly quicker than 8.8.8.8.
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Seems legit, thanks for sharing, heat!
Looks good, cheers OP! Will try it out later
Is this safe?
I use the google DNS. Would this be better?
nokiafusion6 m ago

Is this safe?


APNIC are a large non-profit organisation. APNIC are a Regional Internet address Registry and there are only 5 in the world each managing IP things for different regions of the world.


Cloudflare don't log any personally identifiable information and any information they do log is deleted after 24 hours, they also have inspections by an independant company to confirm this does happen.
Whats the difference between this and a VPN?
shabbird12 m ago

I use the google DNS. Would this be better?


As a basic test you could try pining 8.8.8.8 and 1.1.1.1 via the command line and seeing which one has a lower response time in ms. This isn't a true test since you need to perform a DNS look up on 8.8.8.8 and 1.1.1.1 to see which one is truly quicker.

You can use this tool to test DNS look up time: grc.com/dns…htm you'll need to enter 1.1.1.1 manually before running the test. For me 1.1.1.1 is slightly quicker than 8.8.8.8.
thomas011556 m ago

As a basic test you could try pining 8.8.8.8 and 1.1.1.1 via the command …As a basic test you could try pining 8.8.8.8 and 1.1.1.1 via the command line and seeing which one has a lower response time in ms. This isn't a true test since you need to perform a DNS look up on 8.8.8.8 and 1.1.1.1 to see which one is truly quicker.You can use this tool to test DNS look up time: https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm you'll need to enter 1.1.1.1 manually before running the test. For me 1.1.1.1 is slightly quicker than 8.8.8.8.


Thanks will try this. Google is fast but I like the privacy bit this offers.
Cheeky2chops2nd Apr

Whats the difference between this and a VPN?


They are both separate technologies and using a DNS does not replace the functionality of a VPN. There is a short 5 min video here about DNS if you'd like to know more :-)
Will be interesting if the speed is maintained when they have more traffic hitting their servers
Worth to give it a go, especially everyone knows (and uses) Google DNS. Thank you
solid13 m ago

Will be interesting if the speed is maintained when they have more traffic …Will be interesting if the speed is maintained when they have more traffic hitting their servers



It is interesting to see statistics from 20 March 2018, if the service did not launch until 1 April:

[ dnsperf.com/dns…1-1 ]

As you mentioned, you would expect the quality & speed to be the best with a limited number of users.

Probably worth keeping an eye on these charts over the coming weeks.
Cloudfare have a dodgy history, I wouldn't touch this personally.
been using since yesterday with no problems, seems snappy.
Bomster2 m ago

Cloudfare have a dodgy history, I wouldn't touch this personally.


Care to elaborate on Cloudflares dodgy history? I thought they were fighters for the free internet and quite concerendd with privacy.
Edited by: "thomas01155" 2nd Apr
Been using this on my pihole for the last couple of days now.
Not had any issues. I run a few DNS benchmarks and my local BT DNS was slightly faster than this which was slightly faster than Googles. We're talking a couple of ms here and there. I'll take the 1.1.1.1 for their privacy focus over my ISP and Google.

The benchmark util I used even warned against BT as they were intercepting the queries.
Edited by: "benfisher1991" 2nd Apr
Mind bogglingly fast. 8.8.8.8 responds in about 8.5ms, 1.1.1.1 in 0.4ms. That's so fast wifi adds more latency than that!
CampGareth6 m ago

Mind bogglingly fast. 8.8.8.8 responds in about 8.5ms, 1.1.1.1 in 0.4ms. …Mind bogglingly fast. 8.8.8.8 responds in about 8.5ms, 1.1.1.1 in 0.4ms. That's so fast wifi adds more latency than that!


You must be pretty close to one of their server farms! In the UK they are located in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Here is a map of all the locations: cloudflare.com/net…rk/
Edited by: "thomas01155" 2nd Apr
For privacy start to use crypt DNSs eg from ADGuard not from unknown providers as from subject...
shabbird1 h, 28 m ago

I use the google DNS. Would this be better?



It will be faster. Which I guess is better. Also, word on the street is Cloudflare may be a bit less nosey with your data. Possibly.

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dnsperf.com/
Edited by: "Splashmo" 2nd Apr
Bomster32 m ago

Cloudfare have a dodgy history, I wouldn't touch this personally.



I will wait patiently for your citation.
Splashmo6 m ago

It will be faster. Which I guess is better. Also, word on the street is …It will be faster. Which I guess is better. Also, word on the street is Cloudflare may be a bit less nosey with your data. Possibly.[Image] https://www.dnsperf.com/#!dns-resolvers


Thanks
thomas0115518 m ago

You must be pretty close to one of their server farms! In the UK they are …You must be pretty close to one of their server farms! In the UK they are located in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.Here is a map of all the locations: https://www.cloudflare.com/network/


I am indeed, a traceroute goes basically Hyperoptic (my ISP), IX Manchester, Cloudflare.
Splashmo32 m ago

Also, word on the street is Cloudflare may be a bit less nosey with your …Also, word on the street is Cloudflare may be a bit less nosey with your data. Possibly.



I will wait patiently for your citation.
It’s funny. People here need elaboration and citation when a statement doesn’t match their bias, but they’re happy to throw out “it’s safer tho because they said it is” as proof
Edited by: "unconfirmed" 2nd Apr
I'll stick with Quad9 for the security benefits.
My point being that you can send your stuff to Google, you can send your stuff to Cloudflare. You can send your stuff down a VPN. You don’t know know what any of them are doing with your info, so it’s kinda moot.

Go with the fastest I say
Thank you op
_taurus_1 h, 31 m ago

For privacy start to use crypt DNSs eg from ADGuard not from unknown …For privacy start to use crypt DNSs eg from ADGuard not from unknown providers as from subject...



Oh right, because YOU havent heard of them they must be dodgy? Laughable.
Can anyone spare a second to guide me in the right direction to use these DNS servers?

My setup is:
- BT Home Hub (wifi disabled)
connected by ethernet to
- Linksys Velop (which broadcasts wifi to devices)
connected by ethernet to
- Netgear switch (which has wired LAN connections to it)

At which device above do I need to change the DNS servers?
Or on all the three devices?
And what about individual devices (e.g laptop, phone, etc) that connect to these?


Boon
Edited by: "boonkoh" 2nd Apr
I've used Cloudflare for a while professionally...very impressed. If worried you haven't heard of them then worth knowing they're backed by Google, Microsoft, Baidu & Qualcomm.
unconfirmed1 h, 31 m ago

My point being that you can send your stuff to Google, you can send your …My point being that you can send your stuff to Google, you can send your stuff to Cloudflare. You can send your stuff down a VPN. You don’t know know what any of them are doing with your info, so it’s kinda moot.Go with the fastest I say


I agree with this mostly, though I wouldn't use a DNS by Facebook
boonkoh39 m ago

Can anyone spare a second to guide me in the right direction to use these …Can anyone spare a second to guide me in the right direction to use these DNS servers?My setup is:- BT Home Hub (wifi disabled)connected by ethernet to- Linksys Velop (which broadcasts wifi to devices)connected by ethernet to- Netgear switch (which has wired LAN connections to it)At which device above do I need to change the DNS servers? Or on all the three devices?And what about individual devices (e.g laptop, phone, etc) that connect to these?Boon


It'll be on your BT homehub. Try the 3rd reply down on this page: community.bt.com/t5/…381

Some people are reporting being unable to change the DNS on the BT home hub.

You could also try changing it on the linksys (though it would only apply to the WiFi devices if it worked): linksys.com/us/…562
Edited by: "thomas01155" 2nd Apr
thomas0115515 m ago

It'll be on your BT homehub. Try the 3rd reply down on this page: …It'll be on your BT homehub. Try the 3rd reply down on this page: https://community.bt.com/t5/Home-setup-Wi-Fi-network/Manual-DNS-settings-please-for-home-hub-5/td-p/1226381Some people are reporting being unable to change the DNS on the BT home hub. You could also try changing it on the linksys (though it would only apply to the WiFi devices if it worked): https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=270562


Thanks!

Looks like alot of faff/manual workarounds involved in changing on the BT HomeHub 6.

I'm just going to change on my Linksys Velop - all my devices that I use at home are connected via that anyways.
Worth a read, DNS resolvers compared: https://medium.com/@nykolas.z/dns-resolvers-performance-compared-cloudflare-x-google-x-quad9-x-opendns-149e803734e5
What is the benefit of changing your DNS? I understand there may be quicker ones but it's down to miliseconds difference. Not significant enough that you would notice from loading webpages.
Testing on my router, Google is regularly 24ms, cloud fare 29ms
sjaddy2 m ago

Testing on my router, Google is regularly 24ms, cloud fare 29ms



Both of those aren't that great, maybe try out a few more DNS providers to see if you can find one closer to you :-)
unconfirmed2 h, 14 m ago

I will wait patiently for your citation.



Just go to the street. That's where the word is.

But as an aside, I know it's risky to assume, but logic would dictate a company like Google that derives it's income from data and advertising would be more interested in one's data than a company that mitigates DDOS attacks, conducts traffic analysis and routes packets.

Also, stating that a company has a 'dodgy history' really needs something to backup that claim. Given the seriousness of the accusation.
Edited by: "Splashmo" 2nd Apr
At Last.. an alternative to Google dns
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