|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] public DNS
Quoting Ruben Safir (mrbrklyn-at-panix.com):
> I'm temporarily using time warner consumer grade cable for broadband
> and they are tracking my web usage through the use of their dns server
> running on 192.168.1.1
> and I'm sick of it. Is there a non-tracking public DNS somewhere?
Yes. Run Unbound, e.g., bound to localhost.
How to run Unbound:
1. Install Unbound.
2. Start Unbound.
3. There is no #3.
How to administer Unbound:
1. It literally runs itself, as there's nothing to administer. It
maintains its cache of recursive queries transparently, and you don't
need to do anything else.
How to configure a host to point to Unbound for DNS:
1. Edit /etc/resolv.conf to point to its IP. In the event of your
operating a DHCP host, configure the DHCP server to _send_ hosts
resolv.conf directives to point to Unbound's IP.
Cost of running Unbound:
1. It occupies a pretty small amount of RAM.
2. Nothing else.
Advantages of running Unbound:
Why the bloody hell would you be insisting on finding someone to
outsource your recursive nameservice to? Do it yourself; it's miles
better and unbelievably simple. Don't be one a technopeasant.