We prefer servers run out-of-pocket by students, engineers, open-source enthusiasts, privacy-oriented non-profit organizations, etc. Currently there are more than 100 such DoH/DoT servers on our list. We also track a small, select number of corporate servers from companies with a non-logging and non-censoring policy. These servers form what we would call The Little People Network.
The command to start the proxy is
Once started, FDNS chooses a server at random, as close geographically as possible. We derive the computer location from the timezone setting. There are no IP packets sent out to geolocation services. Three zones are defined so far: Americas, AsiaPacific and Europe. List all the servers in your zone by running:
You can also choose a specific server (
sudo fdns --server=appliedprivacy), country, or any other tag (
adblocker, family, non-profit, security, OpenNIC). The corporate servers are in anycast category (
sudo fdns --server=anycast). If you are more interested in speed, as a regular user test all the servers by running
fdns --test-servers=all and choose the one you like the most.
The server coverage is as follows:
Once started, monitor the proxy by running
fdns --monitor as a regular user. The monitor provides live DNS statistics and requests.
Full documentation here: FDNS Handbook