Episode 93

Quad9 and DNS


December 3rd, 2021

55 mins 58 secs

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Katherine Druckman, Doc Searls and Kyle Rankin talk to John Todd from Quad9 about DNS, privacy, security and their open DNS recursive service.

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  • Quad9 | A public and free DNS service for a better security and privacy — Quad9 is a free service that replaces your default ISP or enterprise Domain Name Server (DNS) configuration. When your computer performs any Internet transaction that uses the DNS (and most transactions do), Quad9 blocks lookups of malicious host names from an up-to-the-minute list of threats. This blocking action protects your computer, mobile device, or IoT systems against a wide range of threats such as malware, phishing, spyware, and botnets, and it can improve performance in addition to guaranteeing privacy. The Quad9 DNS service is operated by the Swiss-based Quad9 Foundation, whose mission is to provide a safer and more robust Internet for everyone.
  • Pi-hole – Network-wide protection — Instead of browser plugins or other software on each computer, install Pi-hole in one place and your entire network is protected.

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