You guys are aware of our list of publicly available DNS servers: https://wiki.ipfire.org/dns/public-servers
It has many visitors even from outside the project. Since we are getting closer to release Core Update 141, I updated the list and made a couple of changes:
- I moved all providers which are unusable to the bottom. We do not need to care about them. They do not understand DNS and do not care about security. So that is that.
- Then I removed OpenNIC which was very outdated. There seems to be high fluctuation in their DNS servers and I am not sure if we should recommend using them. They are mainly another list of those servers and they are all configured differently without guaranteeing a certain service level. I consider that unusable.
- I then added the DNS-over-TLS hostnames, because those are needed for using TLS with IPFire. We want to have them at hand. Weirdly there are not many of them.
I would like you to review my changes. We should consider to link any other lists as well and we should add more independent organisations that run DNS servers (ideally with TLS).
I would also like to ask everyone to remove any screenshots with the “usual suspects” configured. Google and Cloudflare. I really do not think that we should encourage people to give their data away to those companies. The decision is theirs to make, but too many people use screenshots as an example.