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Old 04-16-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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linuxmint and dns leaks

My question is as follows: If I am using linuxmint as an OS and not a server and If I am using an openvpn provider to hide my real IP address and I use a dns resolver service such as to test my dns address(it should only belong to the openvpn provider and NOT my ISP) what am I to make if my ISP dns address appears in the my DNS leaking?
Old 04-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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Hi there,

Can you provide more details? Which openvpn provider are you using, and how are you connecting to them (native openvpn client, their client, or router based)?

I tried this using and got the expected results (no trace of my real IP anywhere).
Old 04-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. Here is the scenario I operated under. I use and connect using my openvpn client in network-manager. I am connected with a 2wire router on a wireless connection. I find the results of the dns-oarc test sporatic. Some servers leak while others don't. Some beowsers, chromium are better for maintaining my privacy than others, Firefox 11.

I discovered laST NIGHT THAT IF i CONNECT TO THE ROUTER VIA lan CONNECTION THERE HAS BEEN NO LEAKS. Is there something between wired and wireless that could affect my ISP address showing up in a DNS leak test results?


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