Questions tagged [dns]

DNS stands for the Domain Name System, an internet system used to translate names into IP addresses.

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How to ping a local network host by hostname?

I recently wiped my phone and now I am unable to ping a machine by the hostname. Pinging by IP works. I have a machine, let's say it is called NAS. From my Router and PC, ping NAS finds the machine. ...
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How to make Termius look for hostnames on the local network first?

I have four devices: Windows 10 PC Android Phone (v6.0.1) Internet Router "servername" (Raspberry Pi 4) All are connected locally using Wifi (not that it should matter) using the simplest possible ...
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How to use Private DNS on Android Pie for tethering?

Is it possible to use Private DNS on my laptop that is connected to WiFi shared by my Android Pie smartphone with configured Private DNS? I tried visiting https://1.1.1.1/help from my phone and it ...
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incorrectly receiving DNS settings from AP when connecting to public wifi

I had to fly recently. The flight had in-flight entertainment through gogoinflight, but I couldn't access it on my phone while everyone around me could. I thought the problem was with the router but ...
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Cannot properly configure DNS on android

I tried to share my PC network to android device through tethering. However, when I finish configuration, I found I can only ping IP address but failed when ping domain. My setup environment is as ...
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Can't change DNS Server on Android

I have few devices in my local network. I want them to have names like in this example: 192.168.1.1 router.home 192.168.1.2 nas.home 192.168.1.3 rpi.home I setup dnsmasq server on my NAS ...
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Why is “mdnsd” draining my battery and how to stop it?

This process (mdnsd) had been draining my battery for a few weeks. I have not been able to find a solution after a lot of search. I don't have any drone app, Facebook app or Firefox, although it's ...
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Modifying etc/hosts file doesn't work for redirecting to something else

I need to do it for security testing purpose of an app. I have a rooted emulator which runs 7.1.1, It is rooted, I changed hosts file by using echo command, root file explorer, adb push and every else ...
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DNS issue with OnePlus

I have installed Lineage OS 16 (android pie) for my oneplus one (although this issue existed in android Oreo as well). I am having a very interesting/weird issue with my phone that might be related ...
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Can I use DNS-over-TLS below Android Pie?

Unfortunately DoT isn't part of Android below version 9. Is there a workaround app or should I better install LineageOS 16 on my old smartphone device?
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Can I find which app is making certain DNS requests?

So I've been using pihole and my Android 7 phone is making some unexpected requests to DNS for a particular domain. Is there an app or technique I can use to find which app is initiating those request....
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How to fix SELinux “avc: denied” errors when launching DNSCrypt as init.d script?

I've installed an unofficial lineage OS 14.1 ROM on my phone and i want to have dnscrypt used on boot by default. There is what i have done: Download arm binaries from: https://github.com/jedisct1/...
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When does DNS cache is created and deleted per interface in android

I was looking into the code in res_cache.c in android aosp. It has an cache implementation for DNS entries per each netid. I am just curious to know when that cache will be created (like the interface ...
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3g Modem connection using ppp2 widget on android x86

I am trying to connect to internet using huawei 3g dongle e1731 on android-x86-7.1-r2 using ppp2 widget (tried ppp and ppp3 but not worked).I was able to browse the internet using chrome but ...
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How to configure DNS properly while two LANs are running?

The device can't ping www.google.com but ping 8.8.8.8 is okay. My OS is Android 6.0.1, the kernel is 4.1.15 I've tried the resolv.conf and /etc/hosts. But these methods seem can not work on Android. ...
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Wifi hotspot giving “No internet, secured” on Huawei P10 with Android 8.0.0

This is driving me bonkers. I've been on a chat with Vodafone and they sent me APN settings, but that hasn't helped. I've tried the settings in this thread. And that hasn't helped this time (it did a ...
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Why are there apps using 0.0.0.0 in my Lollipop if DNS verification is on

welp, I tried the *#*#4636#*#* and on the phone info there is the option to disable 0.0.0.0 with DNS verification. There are however some apps like google's contacts sync that are listening on the ...
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Problems with the DNS Network part (or maybe virus/malware-related) on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Alcatel Vendor)

I've been experiencing some strange problems maybe that be related with the DNS Network part in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and could mention these two origins as the main likely sources of problems: • ...
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Android Wi-Fi hotspot DNS resolver: locally point domain name to custom address without root

So, I know dnsmasq is used as DNS/DHCP server in Android when running as a Wi-Fi hotspot, that dnsmasq can be used to point users to a specific address when resolving addresses, and that there is a ...
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Android wifi (oreo) dropping. Because of pihole?

First of all, my apologies if I'm posting in the wrong forum. I'm a bit lost in the SE galaxy. But since my issue is quite complex and specific, I feel this is the best place. Let me know if I'm wrong....
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What values to set in Static IP Settings of Wi-Fi when changing DNS?

I have nearly the same problem as Set Open DNS in Android 5.0.1 and the answer helped me. Although I just want to change the DNS for blocking porn, what values for the following fields should I enter?...
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How can I troubleshoot a very slow initial connection when web browsing on WiFi?

This has been bugging me for quite some time. When connected to my home WiFi, web connections take a long time to initially establish (like ~10 seconds+) on two separate Android phones (OnePlus 3, ...
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Can I force clients of my phone's Wi-Fi hotspot to use my DNS?

My phone is a Mi A1 with Oreo 8.1. It is not rooted. I am offering WiFi using hotpsot . I discovered that devices connected to my hotspot do not inherit the DNS server from my hotspot. Questions: ...
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How to block access to domains with DNS66?

I'm using the open source Android app DNS66 to block ads on my smartphone. Is it possible to block entire domains (like facebook.com, twitter.com) with it too? My goal: Nothing loads if I visit e.g. ...
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Edits hosts file ignored by chrome

I'm trying to cut down on procrastination in a fun way (read hacking) by rooting my phone (moto g2) and editing the /system/etc/hosts file like this 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 ip6-...
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how to block a specific URL without root?

i want to block a specific URL (a .json file on a webserver) i dont have root it should run on ANY modern android device AND FireTV ;) would be nice if we find a way ;)
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Where are the DNS settings stored in Android?

I am using IP tables to force the system to used a specific DNS but it only seems to work for WiFi networks but not mobile data. These are the IP tables I use: iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -p tcp --...
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Custom DNS server not resolving wildcards

I've setup my WiFi connection on my Galaxy S7 to use a custom DNS server. My PC runs a DNS server at 192.168.0.100 and serves a few A records: home.local 192.168.0.100 shed.local 192.168.0.101 *...
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Cache transfer when switching phone

Is the content of the web cache of my phone transferred when I switch from one android phone to another? How about web history and DNS cache? Thanks
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Android does not resolve local hostname. Computer does

on my debian server I have an apache instance that I access only in local lan. Suddenly I cannot connect to it anymore from my android 7.1 phone through hostname. Connecting through local ip works ...
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How to know 3g DNS setting on Android?

I want to know what is the DNS configuration of the 3G connection of my Android. Only to know, not to change (yet).
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Orbot transparent proxy requires enabling manually

My phone is HTC One M8 on Marshmallow stock ROM, rooted with Magisk. I've installed Orbot and noticed it doesn't work in transparent proxying mode when proxying all apps. It requires manual proxy ...
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Andiodine DNS Tunneling - Connects to server but unable to browse. No internet connectivity

I have an Iodine (DNS Tunneling) server running on my VPS and have tested and confirmed DNS Tunneling is working by connecting using the Iodine client from my local Linux machine. When using the ...
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Bug or feature? Android ignores DNS servers with IPv6 ULAs when in an isolated ULA network?

This has cost me some hours of finally tracking it down, but I would like to know if someone can please shed light on this issue? Android 6 and 7 do not accept DNS servers with IPv6 ULA addresses. ...
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I can just access Google and YouTube via a Wi-Fi hotspot created by my Windows 7 laptop. What’s wrong?

I have followed every step of this instruction, but my Android phone can only access Google and YouTube – and no other websites. What is wrong? It may be due to a DNS-server problem, but I cannot ...
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Android wifi says “Connected, no internet” but internet works just fine

This is a strange thing that started happening with the wifi network at my work. Android devices connected to the network say "Connected, no internet" however the internet works perfectly well. This ...
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DNS error on laptop when tethered to non-rooted Android 5.1 device

I am trying to hotspot my laptop from a non-rooted Android 5.1 phone (ZTE A110). On IPv4 and IPv6 I get Connection Status: Enabled - with high speed quality - but No Internet Access. When I run ...
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How to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET on an Android tablet?

What I notice: I can't connect on my tablet to the Internet in applications (Android Chrome, Youtube app, Facebook, etc.) My tablet says it is connected to the Wireless router. The router seems to be ...
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Android get dns history

Can I get the dns history on android like on windows? Like this: ipconfig /displaydns
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Zeroconf / Avahi mDNS resolution on Android

I'm running CyanogenMod 12.1 Android on a tablet. I'd like to access local servers and services that I have on my LAN which are advertised using Avahi with foo.local style names. When I try this in ...
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Change DNS to openDNS but keep DHCP, NOT static

I want to change my DNS settings to open DNS but I want to keep the setting at DHCP not static since that won't work on this network. Is this possible?
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How can I prevent DNS resolution of a name?

Blocking DNS resolution is a very crude but simple safety net I put around websites that I have moral issues with — by blocking DNS resolution I prevent a connection being made to the remote host in ...
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dns leak on android emulator

I run a VPN on my local pc before running my android emulator (memu), This successfully changes my ip but my dns remains the same as the exact dns on my local pc. I would like to know how I can block ...
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Using OpenDNS for the 3g connection

I'd like to use OpenDNS for the 3G connection on my Android phone. I have a phone with Android Lollipop. The phone is not rooted. I tried several apps for non-rooted phones (DNS Changer (no root 3G/...
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changing dns settings on android - not working

When i set my dns on my android device and go to dns leak test it's not the dns that I set in the dns settings. Its the dns set by my ISP. How can I get it to use the dns that I want? for reference:...
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Why is Android refusing to resolve DNS records pointing to internal IP addresses?

I have a very strange behavior on an Android device (Nexus 7) when trying to access local network applications. Instead of getting the actual IP of the machine on LAN, the Android device gets the ...
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reverse tethering - offline for some applications

I try to get internet on my phone from my computer without instlling any tools. My configuration looks like : mybox -----(Ethernet)------[my computer]------(USB)-----[the phone] I enabled usb ...
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How to Block/Filter Sites on Mobile Data Connection (Preferably using DNS Server)

I researched a way to filter sites using DNS Server on android phone, and that is to changed the phone's DNS Server, it worked for WiFi connection, but not for Data Connection, how would I Block/...
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where are DNS settings under 4.4.2?

I cannot find where to configure DNS settings for this device: Model number: astar Processor type: QuadCore-A33 Android version: 4.4.2 Firmware version: v2.0 Kernel version: 3....
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How can I help my android phone find an mDNS device?

I have a small WiFi gadget (based on an ESP8266), which is programmed to answer mDNS queries on esp.local. It can be discovered without any problems by iOS devices. However, my phone's android (6.0.1)...