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DNS leak

Postby oscar » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:08 pm

palemoon leaks my "true" ip all though I have a vpn provider. I tried extended tests via dnsleaktest.com and others, and the result always shows 2 ip's . I have no leaks with firefox. I hope that you, moonchild, or anybody else can help me out. any user settings to be enabled or disabled?

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Re: DNS leak

Postby Moonchild » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:53 pm

Your issue is with the "VPN" provider in that case. Most likely it's a glorified proxy and nothing else.
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Re: DNS leak

Postby oscar » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:02 pm

I hope not. the company ranks high at thatoneprivacy guy's list. I'm by no means a tech savvy. I just took it for granted that since I have no leak with FF, it had to be some setting with pale moon browser.

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Re: DNS leak

Postby Nigaikaze » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:10 pm

oscar wrote:palemoon leaks my "true" ip all though I have a vpn provider.

I just tried this with Pale Moon and my VPN provider, and it's working just fine. Standard and extended tests both only show the VPN provider's DNS servers, no DNS leak here. I have to concur with Moonchild on this, looks like it's your VPN provider, not Pale Moon.

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Re: DNS leak

Postby oscar » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:35 am

@nigaikaze
I guess so. I'll have to check it out. I use ubuntu linux. that could be part of the problem. I haveno idea. like I said; i'm no tech savvy. anyways: thank you, Nigaikaze, for taking your time.

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Re: DNS leak

Postby Moonchild » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:06 pm

Pale Moon uses the system's DNS services. If you have a true VPN, then that will be directed through the remote gateway.
If you instead have a "proxy disguised as VPN" then it depends on if DNS lookups are performed through the proxy or not. The "VPN" setup most likely told Firefox, a known browser, to do this. But Pale Moon, likely unknown, did not get this set in its options.

Despite how high it ranks on some guy's list, it may not be what you think it is.
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Re: DNS leak

Postby Nigaikaze » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:29 pm

oscar wrote:I use ubuntu linux. that could be part of the problem.

You're welcome. Just FYI, I'm on LInux Mint 17.3, which is based on Ubuntu.

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Re: DNS leak

Postby oscar » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:29 pm

@moonchild
thank you for the explanation. it makes sense.

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Re: DNS leak

Postby John connor » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:15 am

My VPN doesn't leak using PM. I use vpn.ac.
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Re: DNS leak

Postby oscar » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:57 pm

it turns out, that it probably is a problem with ubuntus network manager and the way it handles openvpn. I've decided to switch over to another vpn provider ( with the same emphasis on privacy and ethics ) that delivers a much easier installation guide aimed specifically at buntu but with another client than network manager

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Re: DNS leak

Postby oscar » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:02 pm

ps
forgot to mention that DNS leaks started showing up at FF the other day; so new provider :coffee:


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