Questions tagged [dns]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting android phone to a local web server

Scenario. We have a product controlling some sort of household thing. Since its 2015, it also runs a small webserver so that people in the house can control the product using their phones. Everything ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data?

What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data (not wifi)? Is there a way within Android KitKat to tell?
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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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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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How do I check the DNS settings for my mobile data connection?

Let me be specific on this: I am not asking how to change my DNS settings or how to set up alternative DNS servers. Google has provided quite a few links with suggestions how. For some reason I'm ...
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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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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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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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Private DNS - Password Protected?

I want to set up my kid's phone with dns-family.adgaurd.com to apply the family filter when using mobile data however I want to be able to protect it so he can't change it or turn off the private DNS. ...
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What would be a proper way to set dnscrypt-proxy on my phone to use DoH(Dns over https) to cloudflare servers

I'm using a Mediatek phone(stock rom) running Android 5.1.1 with root privillege(using Magisk). I downloaded the latest version of dnscrypt proxy for arm devices which came in a zip extension and can ...
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How to set up a host to IP mapping on unrooted Android?

I've a website running on my computer, and I want to test it from my Nexus 7 tablet. I.e. over the local WiFi LAN. If I type in the IP address it connects, but shows the wrong web site, because I'm ...
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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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Is it OK to run dnscrypt-proxy as root, in terms of security?

I have dnscrypt-proxy installed. Its file permissions are set to: 755; Its files are owned by root; /etc/resolv.conf file permission is set to: 755; /etc/resolv.conf is owned by root. What bothers ...
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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 always resolve a domain name to a fixed IP without rooting?

The financial website https://wex1.in got it’s domain name deleted but it’s still possible to reach it by adding 104.25.31.35 wex1.in to etc/hosts files on a ᴘᴄ. So how to access the website without ...
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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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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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Do Android 9+ systems have DNS config at all, anywhere?

20-dns.conf in /etc/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-hooks/ does not exist getprop | grep dns returns 0 results /etc/resolv.conf does not exist /system/etc/resolv.conf does not exist grep for 8.8.8.8 in whole /etc/ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to do DNS resolution based on connection?

On my Galaxy Note 2 phone (Android of course), is it possible to edit the hosts file so that it resolves example.com to a public IP BUT resolves it to a local private IP if connected to WiFi with a ...
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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 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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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?...