NextDNS setup with pfsense (I need help with full tutorial)

If I do the following steps I'll not get the device name. I'll get as unidentified devices


1. Go to Services → DNS Resolver and on the tab General Settings scroll down to the Custom Options box.

2. Enter the following lines:

    name: "."
    forward-tls-upstream: yes
    forward-addr: 2f06:b8f0::#XXXXX.dns1.nextdns.io
    forward-addr: 2f06:b8f2::#XXXXXX.dns2.nextdns.io

I tried to ssh the pfsense and run the sh -c 'sh -c "$(curl -sL https://nextdns.io/install)"' it will install the application but still shows spectrum is your DNS resolver.


Thank you!

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  • Thanks for those instructions and worked for me. I do have a question for those that use pfsense like I do. How to I make the firewall use Wireguard VPN Dns instead of using Nextdns? I have both Wireguard and unbound custom option enabled and haven't been able to figure it out. Nextdns sends SNI in plain text correct? When using a VPN this info should also be encrypted correct?

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