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  1. #1
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    Cool DNS Server Privacy

    Hi, Ravens here.

    I'd like to know which DNS server is used if I surf through an anon proxy. Is it the one I got from my ISP, or does the anon proxy use its own DNS

    I ask because I think certain ISP's might be logging user activity using DNS servers.

    TX

    Ravens.

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    Re: DNS Server Privacy

    It is the DNS server as provided by your ISP.
    open a dos session and type
    ipconfig /all
    then hit enter
    here you can check the DNS server that is assigned to you by your ISP.
    Your DNS server is used to translate addresses to IPs.
    i.e when you type in your browser "www.**********", it is the DNS server that translate it to 2*6.*0*.**8.70 to establish the connection.
    Without the DNS server, you WILL NOT be able to use addresses, but you can STILL use IPs..
    [url=http://fever.resourcez.com]fEǚ.法Er[/url]
    Last edited by fEǚ.法Er; 01-24-2004 at 06:45 PM.

  3. #3
    Unregistered Guest

    Cool

    Thanks for the reply

    If I understand you correctly, you say that even if I surf through an anonamous proxy, the DNS server assigned to me by my ISP will still be the one used to resolve names, therefore making me vulnerable if the DNS server should log where surfers are going?

    Sorry to go on about this, but I'd like a very specific answer. I was under the impression that if an anonamous proxy was used to surf, that anonamous proxy would make use of its own DNS server to resolve names

    Thanks again.

    Ravens

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    In the event where you are connected through an anonymous proxy seeking a destination server, the process would be as follows:

    Your DNS will resolve the name of the proxy.
    The proxy's DNS will resolve the destination server's name.

    [url=http://fever.resourcez.com]fEǚ.法Er[/url]
    Last edited by fEǚ.法Er; 01-25-2004 at 05:22 AM.

  5. #5
    Unregistered Guest
    Thanks, that is exactly what I wanted to know.


    Ravens

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    Re: DNS Server Privacy

    Originally posted by Unregistered
    Hi, Ravens here.

    I'd like to know which DNS server is used if I surf through an anon proxy. Is it the one I got from my ISP, or does the anon proxy use its own DNS

    I ask because I think certain ISP's might be logging user activity using DNS servers.

    TX

    Ravens.
    Good question. It has been well answered. If you have some concerns about dns, browse by ip. look the ips up from a public computer.
    Every Solution Breeds New Problems. ( Unknown Author )

  7. #7
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    Heres something to be concerned with though. Be careful with some of the tricks that are out there to thrash your anomity. If you use windows, rename all inet apps such as telnet.exe ping.exe etc. With all of the software vulns surfacing in browsers today, one can execute such an app at a destination, and capture from that destination the source IP being your own, straight from your computer. This defeats the purpose of the proxy and thus your anominity.

    Cheers,

    Closure

    PS. If your a peson to pay attention to details, the reason of the gap in posts is cause i am at work and we had an area outage. I do 2nd lvl tech support for an ISP.

  8. #8
    Unregistered Guest
    You can define the DNS servers your system uses yourself in your network settings in the control panel.
    Open it, choose MS TCP/IP from the list and press configure, in there you can set the DNS servers of choice.

    In Linux edit the /etc/resolv.conf with:

    * time:
    search <domain of choice>

    And several:
    nameserver <IP number of choice>

  9. #9
    Unregistered Guest
    oh yes leave the < and > out of the string.

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