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Junior

CloudFlare DNS

Would there be any issues with changing the modem's DNS server to CloudFlare's 1.1.1.1?

I just want to make sure that the communications with the satellite won't go crazy.

Thanks.
Ryzen 7 2700/16GB RAM/X470 Motherboard/250 GB m.2 SSD/2TB HDD/4GB RX560/Windows 10 Pro
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: CloudFlare DNS

@infinitytec

 

The next most popular (after Google's) is probably OpenDNS.  A lot of people use it.  

 

I belive that OpenDNS also offers some customizable filtering options with "OpenDNS Home", though you don't have to do any of that and you can just use their DNS.  


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: CloudFlare DNS

@infinitytec

 

It won't affect communications with the satellite or anything like that.  Actually, quite a few people with HughesNet use an alternate DNS, with Google's being the most prominent.  It looks like Cloudflare's secondary/alternate DNS is 1.0.0.1, so you'd want to use 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 for the primary and secondary, respectively.  

 

Hope it works well.  Smiley Happy 

 

Edit:  I defer to Mark's reply below.  He knows better than I.  


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Assistant Professor

Re: CloudFlare DNS

@infinitytec

Recommend you do not do that just yet, but not for what you might think.

 

I provide tech support to a web site that uses CloudFlare as a content distribution network (CDN). Periodically we get complaints from site users (mostly on weekends) of getting redirected to real sketchy sites (claiming to be Amazon -related, "you've won a prize", etc.), even after we've disabled all of the on-site ads and refreshed the DNS caches. The only conclusion, although impossible to prove, is that it may be coming from CloudFlare's DNS itself - possibly something residual from when they were hacked a while back.

 

Use at your own risk.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Junior

Re: CloudFlare DNS

Thanks for the replies!
Since CloudFlare's DNS is potentially dangerous, are there any other suggestions? (Other than Google's. They have enough of my data already)
Ryzen 7 2700/16GB RAM/X470 Motherboard/250 GB m.2 SSD/2TB HDD/4GB RX560/Windows 10 Pro
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: CloudFlare DNS

@infinitytec

 

The next most popular (after Google's) is probably OpenDNS.  A lot of people use it.  

 

I belive that OpenDNS also offers some customizable filtering options with "OpenDNS Home", though you don't have to do any of that and you can just use their DNS.  


AMD Ryzen 5 3400G | XPG SX8200 Pro 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB Corsair DDR4-3000 | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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Junior

Re: CloudFlare DNS

Thanks! I will try it out!
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: CloudFlare DNS

You're very welcome.  Smiley Happy  


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Assistant Professor

Re: CloudFlare DNS


@infinitytecwrote:
Since CloudFlare's DNS is potentially dangerous

That's just the thing, "potentially". Really don't know for sure. In theory, could also be a wayward WP plugin doing this (site owner sometimes just installs stuff to try out), but that's doubtful.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.