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Add VPN functionality

Currently I am using a paid VPN service which is not compatible with the use of NextDNS . I would certainly consider buying a paid VPN from NextDNS if it were available. 

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  • No. NextDNS isn’t a VPN and it isn’t recommend using non-VPN DNS with VPN. 
     

    So, stop using your nonsense VPN or use their DNS. 

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    • DynamicNotSlow I think he meant that he wanted to use the dns along side with a VPN, and he thought that if nextdns servers are powerful, they can surely create a vpn

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      DynamicNotSlow Yeah I that the response was a bit over the top, he was saying I'm using a VPN and it doesn't work with NextDNS so I don't get the benefits of it, also saying that if NextDNS made a VPN he would be more than happy to pay for it. Basically an Idea as the posted section is for. It just worded a bit differently. I also agree with his point, a trustable service that also makes a VPN doesn't sound bad. They wouldn't have to spend much advertising either since their core userbase are privacy focused people. So it's definitely a good idea. 

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    • DynamicNotSlow thank you for your friendly advice. You clearly denote me as a stupid fool. Then don’t argue with me, please. It does not make sense to respond to an idea in this way, unless you want to kill all suggestions. 

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    • Ed Berrevoets I know, he's sometimes a bit over the roof(just by looking at other topic replies), but by my understanding, it's probably because of stress

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    • And yes, the idea of a VPN may be good, but, it may cost extra, so they may double their prices for the VPN service inclusion, because the usual cheapest, "best" and trusted VPN providers like surfshark and nordvpn are just a bit over 5-6$, well since they have a massive network of unicast (ultralow) and anycast (for those who think that anycast will just constantly change the ip and just randomly go out one or two times every second, your wrong, anycast is like multiple servers on a single ip, I mean, if they take the multicast concept with the anycast execution, that means that there are going to be small groups of ips consisting of 3-4 server instances each ip, to make most out of anycast network, unicast on the other hand, is just each server having its own ip, so it's much more easier to setup and more PoPs (Points of Presences) will exist) network that at this point, your getting what you wanted, it's probably not gonna reach the same level as surfshark or nordvpn, but alot of testing and scrutiny & feedback from other people, along with developers and companies willing to do security auditing, may end up being one of the most best VPNs out there, and they are gonna get paid more because alot of the community is privacy focused and are gladly willing to pay 5-6$ a month for this VPN.

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      Siam Mehedi I also think that the weight of it would be a lot. Right now it the government doesn't care. But if they start a VPN service you get targeted. Nord, Proton and Express at some points had some issues with government basically saying give us your data or we will take it while harming your business. So it might not be worth it to devalue the whole brand if they get on the government's reticle. But honestly I would kinda dig the idea of a VPN/Proxy of some sort with the same devs, same sort of care and UI I really like the sound of that. Also I don't want people to get the wrong idea I want this feature but just putting a different side to the whole story. 

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      Siam Mehedi no it's because of nonsense and misinterpretations of how things work.

      Why adding help with isn't helpful? So i told directly the truth.

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      Ed Berrevoets this wasn't any attack but only facts about how things works.

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    • DynamicNotSlow ok, thank you. To me it makes sense to use a vpn service to safeguard my wifi communication and yet define a DNS of my choice. My current VPN doesn’t provide this. This service also doesn’t offer the same filtering that NextDNS does. So, either I would like my VPN provider to allow manual dns modification or have my dns provider offer a VPN service. I don’t see why that would be nonsense ?

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  • Ed Berrevoets said:
    To me it makes sense to use a vpn service to safeguard my wifi communication

    Protect against what? With VPN you only add another attacker. Read also https://madaidans-insecurities.github.io/vpns.html

    Ed Berrevoets said:
    I don’t see why that would be nonsense ?

     Because you add leaks 

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      DynamicNotSlow I actually think that a VPN can be useful, for visiting sites you don't trust to bypassing censorships in places where there is blocking of sorts and bypassing content restrictions that are region based. Not only Netflix but some Music services etc benifit from a VPN heavily. Do I think it's the perfect solution, no but with how that link ends with use Tor and how the government adds its own exit nodes wouldn't completely trust Tor either. I mean people usually don't use a VPN to do illegal things that are going to investigated anyways so as long as the user just wants to go online without their IP everywhere and wants some benifits it's actually pretty great. But I'm on the page of, if you want to seriously not be logged and monitored make your traffic as legit as possible and don't use VPNs or Tor based protection layers. I honestly believe that the chances of the anyone caring about a single users data from millions is slim. But VPNs and especially Tor usually gets a red flag, if I was the NSA I'd follow them instead of the avarage user it's just my opinion tho so not something that's proven.

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  • Hey said:
     I actually think that a VPN can be useful, for visiting sites you don't trust

     a VPN doesn't add any advantage for that case(s) but disadvantages.

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  • I have two reasons why I want to use a VPN 

    1. In some case, like when I Travel, I want to use open wifi networks. 
    2. When I am in another country, content from my home country is not always available. With a VPN it is. 

    In my home country I usually don’t use my VPN subscription. 
    If it is nonsense to do so, could you do me a favor and tell me what else you’d suggest ? Obviously “don’t use open wifi is not helpful. I do that as little as possible anyway.  

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  • Ed Berrevoets said:
    In some case, like when I Travel, I want to use open wifi networks. 

     you can as i doing the same without VPN.

    Ed Berrevoets said:
    If it is nonsense to do so, could you do me a favor and tell me what else you’d suggest ? Obviously “don’t use open wifi is not helpful. I do that as little as possible anyway.  

    Uusing own DNS is already enough. Prefer using encrypted DNS. Apps also enforce Cert Pinning so even a compromised network can't do anything.

    Just avoid using important stuff over websites instead of Apps in untrusted WiFi and also always watch at URL bar and use only HTTPS. Done

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  • Thank you. 

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