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NextDNS on MacOS Big Sur

Just starting to set up NextDNS on my macbook using NextDNS Apple profile but test site show that internet protocol is UDP, not DOH or DOT. Is this normal (I'm new to this)?

The NextDNS logs do identify me as DOH

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  • After some testings, it seems like the issue is due to the browser I'm using which is Brave (maybe this is Chromium problems), on Safari the test shows result as expected from configuration file but it is still DOH, how can I change it into DOT

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      George Lucas Apple configuration uses DOH and you don't need to change it to anything else, it's the hardest one to block since it uses all the same ports and connections as normal web traffic so it's pretty solid. You can use brave or an Adblocker ontop but a personal bit of advice would be only using a YouTube Adblocker and letting NextDNS do the rest. The page load times compared to NextDNS vs NextDNS + Content filtering seems noticable to me personally but you can still use them just something I do myself. 

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    • Hey Dns leak test also show an abnormal amount of query to google servers, is it normal?

      6 query rounds with 5-6 servers each, all are google or google cloud except 1

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      George Lucas That's odd, if you use Private Relay, I heard that has issues with NextDNS showing Cloudflare as the DNS even when NextDNS works. Maybe try it on a different browser I'm not much of an Apple user so can't comment too much. Also check if the browser has its own Private DNS option on maybe it's something to do with that. 

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    • Hey I don't use Private Reley and the result was tested on Brave (using secure DNS setting from NextDNS) and Safari (using nextdns apple profile).

      Both call a lot of google servers but on Android with private dns enable, only 1 server responds which I assume is normal

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      • DynamicNotSlow
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      George Lucas Safari doesn't use Google DNS. Check your configuration.

      Can't speak for Brave.

       

      Private Relay use Cloudflare backend.

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    • DynamicNotSlow I don't set up any specific dns for Safari, the Safari's result is from NextDNS Apple Configuration file

      The Brave one is specifically from secure dns browser setting (use nextdns) but both cases produce similar results

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      George Lucas Try chrome and also check your extension for safari maybe something is intercepting.

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      Just came to my mind you should check your router as well, maybe some sort of protection thing is causing it. I saw people saying it shows as Cognet or something when a protection setting on their router was on.

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      George Lucas A lot of people see these unexplained DNS "leaks". Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a solution. I mostly use Safari on Mac. Profile or app doesn't make a difference. No private relay enabled (still on Big Sur). Without NextDNS, I only see my ISP DNS, never Google, Cloudflare or others. It happens on more than 3 DNS test sites, but not all the time, it takes a few reloads usually to show up. 

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      Chris I guess it's just an Apple thing, really weird but well when it's closed source only ones that can fix this is them. Just gotta wait for a new update that fixes it, let's hope they fix Private Relay bug and This together so all the Apple related issues are fixed.

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