Posts Tagged ‘DNS’

Why? Everything you access on the Internet starts with a Domain Name System (DNS) query to turn a name like google.com into an IP address like 216.58.218.14. Typically the DNS server that provides that answer is run by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) but you might also use alternative DNS servers like Google (8.8.8.8). Either way […]


Using 1.1.1.1

02Apr18

TL;DR One of the best features of Cloudflare’s new 1.1.1.1 DNS service is the privacy provided by DNS over TLS, but some setup is required to make use of it. I put Unbound onto the OpenWRT routers I use as DNS servers for my home network so that I could use it. Background Yesterday Cloudflare […]


TL;DR I need local DNS for various home lab things, but the Windows VMs I’ve been using can be slow and unreliable after a power outage (which happens too frequently). Moving to BIND turned out to be much easier than I feared, and I chose OpenWRT devices to run it on as I wanted reliable […]


Late last year AWS launched Private DNS within Amazon VPC as part of their Route 53 service. This allows customers to create DNS entries that are only visible within a VPC (or group of VPCs). It’s also possible to have ‘split horizon’ DNS where servers inside a VPC get different answers to the same queries versus users […]


A few weeks back I wrote a howto that utilised the 90 day free trial on Azure to build OpenELEC for the Raspberry Pi. Days later my account was disabled as I’d exhausted the (rather low) limit for I/O within the trial. Since I’d only used 5-6p of extra stuff I went through the process […]


The old joke There used to be a joke that people who didn’t ‘get it’ would send an email and then call the recipient up to check if it had been received. Now the joke’s on us Now, I am that joke. I think we all are. Email has reached a point where it’s just […]