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Cloudflare DNS - Malware and Adult Content blocking

Just came across some very interesting info about some new Cloudflare DNS features that were introduced in April.

In addition to their standard 1.1.1.1 DNS service they now also have:

Malware Blocking Only
Primary DNS: 1.1.1.2
Secondary DNS: 1.0.0.2

Malware and Adult Content
Primary DNS: 1.1.1.3
Secondary DNS: 1.0.0.3

They are also planning on introducing category whitelists/blacklists that can kick in at nominated times of the day. No details about how they plan on implementing it though.

See Introducing 1.1.1.1 for Families.

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Re: Cloudflare DNS - Malware and Adult Content blocking

Neat. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Cloudflare DNS - Malware and Adult Content blocking

If you want to test how those DNS servers resolve specific domain names without changing your setting you can go this tool and enter the domain name and the DNS server you want to test. The result for a blocked domain would be something like this:

"A" DNS records for testdomain.com, [DNS server 1.1.1.3]:

testdomain.com. 60 IN A 0.0.0.0

Where an IP address of 0.0.0.0 indicates that the domain is being blocked.

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Re: Cloudflare DNS - Malware and Adult Content blocking

I read some of the comments. Would probably render it not really useful if YouTube videos are excessively blocked.
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Re: Cloudflare DNS - Malware and Adult Content blocking


@petergdownload wrote:
Would probably render it not really useful if YouTube videos are excessively blocked.

It won't be able to distinguish between videos because it is domain based and not URL based filtering.

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