Category: DNS

How to Set Up Local DNS Resolver with Unbound on Ubuntu 22.04

Unbound is free and open-source DNS server software that can be used for validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolvers. It’s a feature-rich DNS server that supports DNS-over-TLS (DoT), DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), Query Name Minimisation, the Aggressive Use of DNSSEC-Validated Cache, and support for authority zones. Unbound is focused on the privacy and security of DNS, but without sacrificing the speed and performance.

Source: How to Set Up Local DNS Resolver with Unbound on Ubuntu 22.04 – Howtoforge

How to Block Bad Websites

With the amount of malware currently prowling the internet it’s becoming increasingly important to protect your computer. Therefore I’ve separated my advice on how to stay safe online into two main sections. The first is the methods that I believe anyone from a novice to an expert user can use. The other section is aimed more at intermediate to advanced users. These methods may be more difficult to use, but your computer will be more secure.  

Source: How to Block Bad Websites | Gizmo’s Freeware

DynDNS will discontinue free DNS service on May 7, 2014 – here are some alternatives

A little over two years ago, DynDNS took the first steps toward discontinuing their Free DNS service, and now they have announced that it’s really coming to an end for most users. In the 2012 article linked above, the following alternatives were mentioned:

Those that have replaced their router’s firmware with DD-WRT have the option to use,,,,,,, and (or you can use another “custom” service).

Dynamic DNS service selections in DD-WRT
As time rolls on, the list of available free DNS services changes, but it seems like there are always plenty of choices. Since that 2012 announcement we’ve used the one at and have been quite happy with it. But you want more choices, you say? Then check out this article:

Best Free Dynamic DNS Services (Updated 2014) (GNU Tomorrow)

Just remember that if you want to use a free DNS service, you need to sign up for one of those alternatives before the May 7 cutoff date, preferably long enough before that you have the time to update any configurations that specify the DynDNS address. Don’t put it off until you realize that your dynamic address will be no longer functional in just a few hours, or worse yet, has already ceased to function!

Dyn Decided To Stop Offering Free Accounts for Dynamic DNS (Dyn)
Dyn discontinues free DynDNS service to clean up its DDNS network (Ars Technica)
Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month (The Register)

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