DNS Leak in Linux

Discussion in 'Services - Questions & Answers (Q&A)' started by Pendragon, Aug 14, 2018.

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  1. Pendragon

    Pendragon New Member

    I have Linux Mint 19 (Ubuntu 18.04 base)
    I have VPN Manager version 1.3.13 installed
    current config 1525081123

    perfect-privacy.com/check-ip
    shows the correct pp IP/DNS

    perfect-privacy.com/dns-leaktest
    show my *own* ISP's dnses (i.e. somehow there's a DNS leak here....)

    not sure how I can resolve this? I noticed in the manual steps tutorial thread someone mentions update-resolve-conf missing, however I verified this file does show up in tje openvpn directory
     
  2. M

    Morbis55 Member

    Only solution I had so far was to set manual DNS Servers in the network-manager and use "automaticly (DHCP), only adresses"

    There is no support from Perfect Privacy since "most of their customers are using Windows".
    So they give a big shit about their Linux users. They somehow think Linux user = Russian Hacker = must know everything = does not need any support

    Money >> Privacy/Security
    Even if Privacy is part of your company name, well we don't give a damn fuck.


    PS: @Perfect Privacy Team @PP Lars @PP Frank @PP Stephan
    Some constructive feedback and how you could regain my trust:

    Minimum: Make a goddamn instruction for at least the latest Ubuntu LTS release on how to setup your VPN to prevent any Data Leaks. And of course test it on different setups if it actually works.

    Better: Update your Manager to prevent DNS-leak directly
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
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  3. ItsFe

    ItsFe Member

    put some nameservers (for example google's) into your /etc/resolv.conf, then execute "sudo chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf";
    done
     
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  4. Pendragon

    Pendragon New Member

    Only solution I had so far was to set manual DNS Servers in the network-manager and use "automaticly (DHCP), only adresses"
    Thanks .. I will try adding DNSes via the MATE network applet .. That sounds possible and easily reversible.
     
  5. PP Stephan

    PP Stephan Staff Member

    That's by far the quickest and easiest solution. Simply use any external DNS servers. If connected with VPN, all such DNS requests will go anonyimized over the VPN tunnel.
     
  6. BruceWayne

    BruceWayne Member

    So you are admitting dns leak in linux?
     
  7. b

    big0 New Member

    i am no expert but you can install openresolv which has solved the issue for me
     
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  8. ItsFe

    ItsFe Member

    Depends on the OS
     
  9. t

    tlo335 New Member

    No DNS Leaks on Arch.

    I've had DNS leaks with Ubuntu tho. Maybe switch.
     
  10. ItsFe

    ItsFe Member

    try my fix ;)
     
  11. t

    tlo335 New Member

    Switched to arch Linux some time ago, no need :)

    But nice that you found a fix! Maybe PP could somehow implement it into the Linux client?
     
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  12. PP Stephan

    PP Stephan Staff Member

    We're planning to release a fully-fledged Linux client soon. Don't ask for an ETA, though.
     
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  13. Pendragon

    Pendragon New Member

    Dude! That actually fixed my problem.. I'm guessing the opvn files have DNS set lines that require an intermediary DNS manager (which strangely I was missing) program.

    Now dns-leaktest reports the correct perfect-privacy DNS server. Thanks!
     
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