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Computer on LAN bypassing DNSFilter

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by doczenith1, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. doczenith1

    doczenith1 Senior Member

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    My work issued computer is bypassing DNSFilter when connected to my router (no vpn enabled on the work computer). When I check IPleak.net it reports the same OpenDNS servers as when I have DNSFilter disabled. I have set the following settings:

    DNSFilter
    Enable DNS-based Filtering: On
    Global Filter Mode: Router
    Custom (user-defined) DNS 1: All three blank
    Client List: No data in table.

    On the WAN page
    Connect to DNS Server automatically: No (servers set to Cloudflare)

    I suspect it has something to do with these values from the ipconfig output on the work computer:
    Primary DNS Suffix: home.myfirm.com
    DNS Suffix Search List: home.myfirm.com
    DNS Servers: 127.0.0.1

    I don't necessarily need to circumvent the DNS settings on my work computer but am curious if I have configured DNSFilter properly and also just curious on the mechanics of how they are bypassing DNSFilter assuming I've configured it properly.
     
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  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    It looks like your work computer is running its own DNS server.
     
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  3. Zonkd

    Zonkd Senior Member

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    I’m interested. How could I do this?
     
  4. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    It's no different from a DNS server running on the router, or on a Raspberry Pi for example (although you tend to have to pay for Windows software). But in the OP's case it might not necessarily be a stand-alone application, it might be one component of a security suite.
     
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  5. DNSFilter-Mike

    DNSFilter-Mike New Around Here

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    Hi doczenith1,

    CTO of DNSFilter.com, are you using DNSFilter.com with the asuswrt-merlin DNSFilter feature?
    If so, we'd be happy to troubleshoot with you.