Questions tagged [dns]

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

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Selectively enable private DNS

I've got a local network with associated WiFi where I'm already running a DNS server and I can resolve somehost.local.example.com on any machine in that network just fine. On Android I can only ...
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Android 11 does not seem to use DNS

On my Android device, I'm connected to a wifi router which is connected my home network. I tried setting DNS to 8.8.8.8, 1.1.1.1, and other DNSs. If I ping, say, 8.8.4.4, the connection works. ...
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Convince android to use AAAA records when VPN has IPv6 but main connectivity doesn't

I have a VPN (WireGuard right now, but the same behaviour manifested with OpenVPN) that provides me with an IPv6 address. I can confirm that it is working because pings (both from the android terminal ...
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Couldn't Connect Private DNS (Own DNS)

I have created my own DNS resolver for blocking some web pages and I can't figure out how to use it on Android. If I configure the DNS of any other device to use my DNS, it works like a charm (I've ...
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Watch DNS cache in Pixel3a

I have rooted Pixel3a with shell. When I run netstat -nalp | grep SomeApplication I can see all the IP that application communicate with them. How can I know what is the DNS query that the application ...
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How to prevent DNS leakage for always-on VPN on android phone?

Always-on VPN connection enabled on my android phone. But when a packet capture is performed, there always seems to be a DNS leakage to google sites, connectivity checks, Samsung sites(cause its a ...
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Connection to DoT server is not retried

I'm running my own DNS-over-TLS server under my domain (dns.example.com). On my Motorola G100, which is running Stock Android 11, I can set the private DNS to this domain and it works. This works on ...
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Chronic "ERR_NETWORK_CHANGE" on AT&T Motivate

My Android phone was recognized as a V-Smart Hobson when I activated it. My Google Account also said the same under "My Device". This error has become so chronic, it is part of every single ...
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Resolve dns through proxy > ProxyDroid

Android device and rooted and using ProxyDroid App with HTTP Proxy one of the main problem with ProxyDroid App is dns leak . it's ether showing my original DNS or Google DNS . i want to Resolve dns ...
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Blocking torrent in Android

Is it possible to completely block torrents in android? I have tried to use many porn blockers like BlockerX, Remojo etcetera. I can block the torrent websites by blocking the keyword - 'torrent' .But ...
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Android wifi tethering (hotspot) DNS server (dnsmasq) returns 127.0.0.1 for some domains

My laptop connects to the internet through Android wifi tethering (hotspot). Some websites cannot be connected because my Android DNS server returns 127.0.0.1. I can browse the sites on my Android ...
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Changing DNS server results in connected, no internet error

I've set up a pi-hole on my home network and I'm trying to switch DNS provider from default to the one specified on my network, I've followed the steps as laid out in this article to no avail, I have ...
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How can I set up DNS OVER HTTPS in Android 8?

I am using android hotspot as wifi for my devices, and I want to set up DOH on my android, how can I do it? PS: I have tried to install Intra or other APPs that can only change dns for internet access ...
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Is there a way/app to automatically change DNS server based on connection?

Let say on my home Wifi, I want to use DNS server "X" and on work WiFI, I want to use another DNS-server: "Y", on cellular a server "Z" and so on. Is this possible to do ...
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How to make Private DNS unchangeable?

Are there any way to make android private dns settings unchangeable? I need app locker for android that password-protect private dns activity or class
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DNS name resolution for local hostnames does not work anymore after android 9 > 10 change

I use my android phone(s) as a wifi hotspot, clients get IPs from the 192.168.43.0/24 network. Previously, when the phone was running android 9, internal name resolution for those clients worked fine, ...
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How to troubleshoot DNS not resolved issues?

I can't open Hotstar/Disney+ on my Android phone/ Android TV. Upon investigation, I found out that the webpage hotstar.com is not opening in general on my phone/TV and is throwing an "err::NAME ...
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Android ignores DHCP "Search domain" unless it's on a VPN

So I have a single subnet, flat LAN, multiple wired access points all in bridge mode. I have ISC-DHCP server and Bind9 DNS server configured for dynamic DNS hosts etc. The DNS provides a local zone ...
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Android won't query DNS server for IPv6 addresses, why?

I have a weird issue; for a single connect request to a server that has a single AAAA record my device runs two A queries instead and fails to connect. My setup is as follows: LAN (a regular router) ...
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How to know the address of the dns server I m using?

Simple question but I couldn t find the answer anywhere. It is not part of ip informations and the information is not trivial when being connected to the Internet over lte. getprop | grep dns is ...
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Here GPS tracking

I have been lured into the world of FOSS apps, apps using known trackers and loggers, DNS, and firewalls. My phone is rooted via Magisk. It's a Huawei P20 Lite. Running Havoc 2.9 and Android 9. So I ...
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DNS over internal VPN?

I'm a newbie so, my bad if my question is a non sense to you. I'm currently renting a server where I installed PiHole and PiVPN. PiHole is a DNS sinkhole that I use for blocking add, and the PiVPN ...
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Private DNS over HTTPS rather than over TLS

The private DNS feature on Android Pie and above doesn't give you the option to select DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) rather than DNS-over-TLS (DoT). I often connect to a network that doesn't allow traffic on ...
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Suspicious link on android

I accidentaly clicked on http://127.0.0.1:5555 this link on my android phone what should i do? i don't know anything about coding so please write with simple words to me
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Skype app on Android

I have temporarily moved to a new university for a research project, and I'm now using their wifi Internet connection. While everything seems to work fine with the Windows 10 laptop, the Skype app on ...
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whatsapp not connecting to network until opened

The problem is only with whatsapp app, only in my android device and only when connected to my WiFi. Background data is turned on. Battery optimization is off. Account sync is enabled. Proxy is none. ...
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The phone as hotspot doesn't use its own DNS

Summary I use my phone (Android 8.1) as access point. The qualified name of clients is resolved for other clients, but not for the phone itself. Details My laptop (Linux Mint 19) is set up to connect ...
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Why can't I browse to my desktop using its .local hostname?

I have a PC whose name is "mypc". It's accessible on the local network. https://mypc.local correctly displays its website when browsed from Mac, iOS, and itself. However, using my Pixel 3 ...
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On Firefox on Android, how to disable DNS over HTTPS and do normal DNS lookups via port 53?

I want Firefox on Android to be able to browse to local domain names on my LAN: http://koffiezetapparaat.lan should resolve to http://192.168.1.120 for instance. This works on desktop Firefox, but ...
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Can I find the path of name resolution?

I'd like to know which name servers are asked for a name, when I try to connect to a local device by name. Is it possible? I have a local DNS, which mostly works fine, but sometimes not. For example, ...
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Where does Android get its DNS information when connected to Wi-Fi?

I'm hosting a server on my LAN with a port exposed publicly by the router. myserver.mydomain.com is pointing to the static IP of my router. So I can access the server from the the internet. To make ...
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How do I solve DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN on android

I have an ssl web app hosted on my home network that uses dyn-dns to maintain my public IP address and a CNAME record to point my actual domain name to the dyn-dns domain name. This all works fine on ...
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Hotspot mobile network tethering and DNS

I and probably others know, if turning on the mobile hotspot and enable wifi-tethering, we are able to use our android phone to get internet access via a notebook (and other devices of course) ...
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Connected to wifi, but no internet access [duplicate]

first question here. I was using wifi normally on my phone. Then I turned it off and after some time turned it back again. Since then I can not access the internet. It's showing Connected(no internet ...
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Specific DNS for a Android App

I am currently using adguard DNS using the private DNS setting in my android device to avoid advertisements. But it increases the ping time while I am in a multiplayer game (like PUBG Mobile). Is it ...
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Changing third-party websites on android device without browser extensions available

I'm searching a way on how to change behavior of some website in mobile browser. For example: Remove annoing Ad (specific one) Change some elements on a website, to make it easier to read on small ...
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Accessing local computer using hostname

From my tablet running Android 9 I would like to access a web site on my local server using its hostname (server). This works fine from my laptop computer running Debian 10. However, on my tablet I ...
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DNS queries are cached permanently, how to reliably clear DNS cache on Android 7+?

Is there a reliable, reproducible way to clear DNS cache on Android Nougat 7.0? I know there is at least one other question like this but that one was from 8 years ago and I hope I can ask again and ...
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Why I am getting a strange DNS server in my dhcp client android phone?

Sorry for bad english. I have a DHCP server router with IP 192.168.0.254 Everything goes well, but my phone and my tablet gets a very strange DNS 1 server: 80980492081 Here is a screenshot: This is ...
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How to use "/etc/hosts" file as only DNS on Android?

On my Android-based device I need to block access to all websites except ones are in a whitelist. I know that on desktop Windows I can list allowed hosts in the hosts file and then switch the DNS in ...
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How does Android OS do DNS name resolution?

I am learning about how Windows does name resolution and need to know how Android does it so an app will work on my Windows laptop and from my Android Phone. Borrowing from a post on superuser.com, ...
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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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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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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....