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  • From: Corl3ss <corl3ss AT>
  • To: discuss AT
  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] DNS+TLS
  • Date: Wed, 08 May 2019 20:44:00 +0000

Hi all,

Jacob Bachmeyer:
> Daniel Quintiliani wrote:
>> Isn't that what's built into Tor Browser?
> No, Tor does DNS resolution on its own, by asking the exit node to
> perform name lookups.

Yes, it is true for the default configuration of the Tor browser, but
tor itself can be used many other ways (and without being a DNS proxy)

> This is the reason that OpenNIC cannot be (easily)
> used with Tor: the exit node's DNS configuration determines what names
> are resolvable and the Tor network currently is sticking to the ICANN
> root simply to avoid unstable resolutions if different exit nodes use
> different DNS roots.
> Put another way, Tor does not use your DNS configuration at all.

The Tor browser can be used with any DNS configuration by removing
"Proxy DNS when using SOCKS V5" option in the network settings.

> -- Jacob
>> --

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