NextDNS & VPN on BigSur
I think it's known that NextDNS & VPNs are troublesome to setup. On Android it's easy, on iOS it's possible in combination with Adguard Pro, but on MacOS it stopped working since the last update. I tried the profile, but it does nothing - only shows up deactivated in network settings, When I activate it manually, it just switches to "not running". (tried to re-install the profile and activate, but still not working)
When I use the app, I previously had to deactivate my VPN, connect and then activate DNS. This worked since the Big Sur Beta and also in the official release but stopped working since the last update. The moment my VPN connects, the nextDNS settings get ignored.
I'm out of options now, and have to decide if I want to use DNS or VPN.
Any other options? I think I tried everything possible. Still can't figure out why the native profile does nothing at all though?
It's in Apple's hands. We notified them, they are aware of the issue, they need to decide what's the best behavior for their OS.
Profile should work without a VPN.
Same issue when using Little Snitch firewall. I found that if you deactivate the Little Snitch network filter then it is possible to enable NextDNS, but can't have both active at the same time
- 3 yrs agoLast active