1. eusty's Avatar
    What I'm after is something like NSLOOKUP. There are quite a few in the store but miss the bit I need.....what DNS server am I using?

    I've set up a VPN to use when at work, but I want to use a custom DNS server ( google's actually) rather than the one given me my the network.

    Trouble is I can't find what server I'm actually using!

    W8.1 GDR1.....
    08-29-2015 09:09 AM
  2. eusty's Avatar
    Nobody?
    08-31-2015 03:05 PM
  3. jsooney's Avatar
    I've seen DNS info in field medic reports. In my case it's a couple of 10.x address. I'm not sure where you would modify it though.
    eusty likes this.
    08-31-2015 05:21 PM
  4. eusty's Avatar
    Excellent, thanks that's exactly what I was after.
    I guess the name was why I couldn't find it!
    09-01-2015 04:31 AM
  5. eusty's Avatar
    No so excellent as it returns the data from the interface rather than the actual value used when connected via a VPN :(
    09-01-2015 11:59 AM
  6. jsooney's Avatar
    The report lists about 30 interfaces and related data, on my phone anyway. If I connect via VPN it lists it as a separate interface and shows its IP address, but it doesn't show DNS info for it. That could be because my VPN doesn't provide a DNS server, or maybe it just skips it regardless.

    Even if you find out what your VPN DNS server is, how are you going to change it to Google's? I think they're 8.8.8.8.

    Also, if you set up your own VPN then you should be able to configure it to assign you whatever DNS server you want.
    09-01-2015 05:34 PM
  7. eusty's Avatar
    I tried on the advanced settings to change the DNS suffix, but then I found that my VPN provider automatically uses their DNS over IPSec as I thought it was just OpenVPN which did it.

    I can check on dnsleaktest.com as it shows you the actual servers.

    Thanks for the help :)
    09-02-2015 04:08 AM

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