The DNS service F3rm1
What is a DNS
The DNS (Domain Name System) is a network service that is usually offered by the internet connection provider to allow user navigation. The websites that we normally visit via the browser are presented in the form of a text string, for example www.google.com. This text string allows users, in an easy and intuitive way, to remember the name of the sites and view the desired content, but it is not sufficient to allow our browser to reach the servers that host the same sites. In fact, our browser needs the IP address of the server on which the site is located in order to view its contents. Making a parallel with telephone communications, the telephone number is the IP address, while the name of the person we would like to contact is the string that characterizes the website.
The websites that we normally visit via the browser are presented in the form of a text string, for example www.google.com. This text string allows users, in an easy and intuitive way, to remember the name of the sites and view the desired content, but it is not sufficient to allow our browser to reach the servers that host the same sites. In fact, our browser needs the IP address of the server on which the site is located in order to view its contents. Making a parallel with telephone communications, the telephone number is the IP address, while the name of the person we would like to contact is the string that characterizes the website.
To reach your favorite websites, you would therefore need to remember the IP addresses of the servers that host them. It is for this reason that a domain is associated with each IP address. In this way, the user will only have to remember the Web address of the Internet site he wants to visit.
The DNS could therefore be seen as the telephone directory of the internet and takes care of relating these two pieces of information in order to allow us to communicate.
How does this conversion between web address and IP address take place? It happens thanks to DNS. These systems can be thought of as a large library that contains the real-time correspondence of each web address to its IP address. Each Internet service manager, such as Vodafone, Fastweb, TIM, for example, has its own DNS and, when we type a web address into your browser, this is resolved by our operator's DNS, so that we can reach the IP address of the server. desired
Why use DNS F3rm1?
In some cases the providers may censor (for various reasons and often not dependent on them) some Internet sites not considered adequate. Furthermore, DNS is not normally able to block many malicious sites, allowing users to visit them with a high risk of infection.
However, there are independent DNS services, such as DNS F3rm1 , which offer a service that is not bound by any censorship.
Moreover, thanks to its community of researchers and cybersecurity experts, the DNS F3rm1, offers an additional service that very few leading companies in the world are able to offer . DNS F3rm1 is able to guarantee a higher level of security to its users, because it blocks the communications of malware to the command centers managed by cyber criminals, thus preventing an attacker from being able to carry out malicious actions in the event of a malware infection.
How to setup DNS F3rm1 on Windows
To configure the DNS of DNS F3rm1 on Windows , you will need to first, reach the Windows Settings panel, in the Network section and Internet.
You can reach it by clicking with the right mouse button on the network icon (the white monitor or Wi-Fi cleats, depending on your connection) as you can find next to the Windows clock. Then select the item Settings Open connection and Internet.
You can also reach this section by clicking on the Start button (icon with the Windows flag) that you find at the bottom left of the screen, and then click on the Settings button (icon with a gear symbol). After it opens the Settings panel, click on Network and Internet.
Now click on the Status item and then on the one called Edit options tab, which you find in the center of the screen. A new window will then open to you which will show you all the network devices that allow you to access the Internet.
Now right-click on the icon of the network card you are currently using (either LAN or Wi-FI) and select Properties from the context menu
You will then see the Properties window of your network card on the screen. From this window, select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP / IPv4) (but be careful not to remove the check mark) and then click the Properties button. You will see that another window yes will be open and you will now need to locate the DNS section in the General tab. Check the Use i box following DNS server addresses and type those of DNS F3rm1:
Then activate the Validate settings box on exit and click the Ok button in both windows. This way you will have set up the DNS of DNS F3rm1 on your Windows computer.
If you want to restore those of your Internet provider instead, carry out the same procedure I have for you and check the Obtain DNS server address automatically box in the Properties under Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4).
To make the change immediate, you will need to clear your browser's DNS cache and that of your browser.
Preferred DNS server: 22.214.171.124
Alternate DNS Server: 126.96.36.199
Open Windows Command Prompt as administrator and type the following ipconfig / flushdns to flush the Windows DNS cache. To clear your browser cache, do I refer instead to this guide of mine.
How to set up DNS F3rm1 on macOS
On devices with macOS operating system, you can change the DNS servers by going to the System Preferences (by clicking on the appropriate icon in the Dock bar) and selecting the Network item from the window that appears.
Then select the first item shown in the left bar, which corresponds to the current connection in use (Ethernet or Wi-Fi). Then click on the Advanced button located at the bottom right
At this point, select the DNS tab and empty the list in the DNS Server box, using the button with the symbol [-].
Then press the [+] button and enter the DNS of DNS F3rm1. The addresses to enter are the following (the first is the DNS F3rm1, the second is the one offered by Google):
Once the operation is complete, click the Ok button and then the Apply button.
In order for the DNS to be acquired by the system immediately, it is necessary to clear the browser cache and then clear the macOS DNS cache, or restart the computer.
In case of a macOS version 10.9, open the Terminal and type the following commands:
sudo dscacheutil -flushcache
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
How to setup DNS F3rm1 on Linux
1) Open a terminal window then type:
sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf
2) Enter the password associated with the root account.
3) Add nameserver followed by the IP address of the DNS server to use (example: nameserver 188.8.131.52)
4) Repeat the operation for the various DNS servers that you intend to use and save the file.
Some Linux distributions, by accessing the settings, allow you to change the DNS using graphical interface but editing the /etc/resolv.conf file is very fast anyway.
How to setup DNS F3rm1 on the home router
Not only is it important to configure your devices, but it is also advisable to adjust the settings of your home routers. In this way the settings will be applied to all devices that connect via the local home network.
Given the heterogeneity of different models and manufacturers, we recommend that you consult the user manual of your router to be able to intervene and change the default DNS.