Using CloudFlare 1.1.1.1 with TLS

Released in April 2018 by Cloudflare, 1.1.1.1 is a very attractive choice for resolving your DNS queries. It claims to be the fastest although it depends on your location. It gets top marks for privacy by holding logs for a max of 24 hour and it offers an encrypted link with TLS. Here is how to use the encrypted TLS version of their service (on a Linux box) Install Unbound sudo apt-get install unbound Configure Unbound cp /etc/unbound/unbound.conf /etc/unbound/unbound.conf.original cat > /etc/unbound.conf server: verbosity: 1 do-tcp: yes do-udp:…

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Converting a Hostfile Adblock into Unbound DNS records

There are lots of places where you can download ad blacklists in the form of simple host files, but they require manual installation on every device. Instead we will make records for our DNS server so we can block ads network wide. I used a blacklist from somewhocares. This github page contains a range of different filters and their stats. If you wish to learn more about setting up Unbound, I have an example configuration fileHere is my script to do it. It also allows you to specifiy a different address than "0.0.0.0". This is…

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