about DNS-Servers

Discussion in 'Discussion (AdGuard for iOS)' started by Vogel, May 3, 2018.

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  1. Vogel

    Vogel New Member

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    I'm new to Adguard PRO on iOS.

    About the DNS-Server.

    There is AdGuard-Standard for blocking Ads, Tracker and Phishing Websites. This sounds great. But this isn't encrypted or?

    So encrypted DNS-Server you have AdGuard DNS, this only removes Ads and protects from Malware. But not about trackers.

    I would like to have an encrypted Ad-Guard-Standard for everything. Is this possible?

    Another question: Do you log any DNS-Requests from your clients on your site?

    Thanks, regards
     
  2. vasily_bagirov

    vasily_bagirov Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    It does, the description field just didn't provide enough space to fit everything. Regular and DNSCrypt AdGuard servers are identical in terms of ad, tracker and malware blocking capabilities.

    No, we don't. We have it covered in our Privacy Policy: https://adguard.com/en/privacy/dns.html
     
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  3. Vogel

    Vogel New Member

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    Thanks for your answers.

    So if I understand it right, Ad-Guard Standard (default) is unencrypted. If i choose under encrypted session Adguard DNS then I got the same encrypted, right? So why is not the encrypted one the default on? I guess all people would prefer the encrypted one. Is there something bad about it? Maybe slower? Or what?

    Another question, in the iOS-App I can change to many different DNS server. But I don't need to change my settings in WLAN directly, like it's written here, right? I only want that my iPad uses the AdGuard DNS, so it's enough when I enter it in the AdGuard Pro-App and I do nothing in the WIFI settings, right?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. vasily_bagirov

    vasily_bagirov Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Its only their names. We first introduced the non-encrypted one, it was called "AdGuard Default". Then, when we added the encrypted DNS, we weren't consistent with its name and called it differently. There's really no real avantage of "AdGuard Default" over "AdGuard DNS". We'll consider unifying the names with the next update.

    Correct, you don't have to anything besides choosing a DNS server in AdGuard settings.