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Month: February 2019

Bypass DNS Controls with DNS over HTTPS (no bootstrap required)

Bypass DNS Controls with DNS over HTTPS (no bootstrap required)

I have a love/hate relationship with DNS over HTTPS (DoH). While I see it’s usefulness for those who live in less than savory political conditions, I also see it causing huge headaches for sysadmins — shadow IT, pen testers and hackers bypassing controls, etc. Nonetheless, this is a walkthrough for those interested in bypassing in-place DNS controls with DoH and *not* using a bootstrap address. Changelog18Feb2019 – Originally posted Many articles discuss how to configure a browser (specifically Firefox) for…

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Installing pi-hole on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Installing pi-hole on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this walkthrough, I will walkthrough how to install and test the pi-hole on Ubuntu and more specifically, Ubuntu Server. These same instructions may work on Ubuntu Desktop, but I strongly suggest Server. Why Ubuntu instead of a Raspberry Pi? I love Raspberry Pis and I probably own at least 10 of them. But sometimes I want to perform DNS blocking/blackholing and I either a) don’t have a Raspberry Pi in an environment or b) I have a virtual environment…

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