How to Set DNS Automatically Using OpenVPN

How to Set DNS Automatically Using OpenVPN

The idea for this article started after hearing TWiT Security Now podcast, episode Quad Nine where Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte talk about what they described as a ‘very appealing and speedy new alternative DNS service, called Quad9.’

I wanted my DNS on all my devices to be set automatically without me having to re-configure it every time I join a new network.

As we all know, in iOS, you need to change your DNS records for each and every network. On Android, you need to change your IP settings first to static then write the IP manually. After that, you’d enter your preferred DNS for each and every network.

Well, shit. This is way too much work for something that should be quite easy and simple and more importantly, automatic. As in, set it and forget it.

If you use a VPN, as you should, then keep reading to learn How to Set DNS Automatically Using OpenVPN

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