NextDNS CLI client (DoH Proxy) (by nextdns)

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  • Runs on your OpenWrt box: AdGuard Home is network-wide blocking ads and tracking
    11 projects | | 6 Feb 2024
    I ran a competing project[0] on my home network for a few years before I discovered NextDNS[1]. What I lost in performance (requests don't leave my house) I gained in portability: ALL my devices can take advantage – at home and away – and time-saved. PiHole works 90% of the time, but when it did stop working, I'd have to spend a bit of time fixing it. At $20/year, I simply couldn't compete with NextDNS.

    Note: This isn't a shill for NextDNS; I love these kinds of projects and think they absolutely should exist, but NextDNS just happens to be one of those dead-simple SaaS tools that is an insanely good value.

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    11 projects | | 6 Feb 2024
    I used Pi-Hole, then went to NextDNS, then to AdGuard DNS, tinkered with AdGuard Home, and currently testing Control-D. They are all actually pretty good, similar features, and it has become just a matter of personal choice.

    In all fairness, when I have some time and can invest in decent hardwares, I might go back to AdGuard Home with one of the paid services as backup for travel, and when for the other family members.

    Pi-Hole works really well but once-a-while, when I'm traveling, it will decide to act up and it's a whole IT support with the family over phone for minutes if not hours. I'm not smart enough to setup a secure enough tunnel and the like, and haven't read up enough on the topic. This follows similar pattern with AdGuard Home.

    NextDNS, AdGuard DNS, Control-D are easy and just works, especially with the devices that the family uses. I think I bought one of those AdGuard Lifetime license, so I use that to block client-side rendered ads in conjunction with either AdGuard DNS or NextDNS or Control-D. Right now, Control-D is doing pretty good with my test-drive.

    11 projects | | 6 Feb 2024
    Okay but NextDNS' own homepage says it "blocks ads and trackers on websites and in apps" -
  • Great Forgotten Sci-Fi Movies of the 1980s
    2 projects | /r/movies | 9 Dec 2023
  • Google Chrome will limit ad blockers starting June 2024
    2 projects | | 21 Nov 2023
    pretty much to the same effect of a pihole, yet you can get up and running in minutes. You can then configure wherever you please: your browser, your laptop, your phone, or even your router.


  • Cloudflare DNS resolving issues
    3 projects | | 4 Oct 2023
    It's not open, but I'm happy with
    3 projects | | 4 Oct 2023
    There is and

    I like the 300K requests per month free tier that has. Comes with plenty of filters.

  • “ is now handling more than 1.3T requests per day”
    2 projects | | 3 Aug 2023
    you can also have a look at nextdns [0][1]. I set it up on both my mac nad iOS. NextDns provides a panel where you can see what got blocked and some other analytics for you. Even though I use Brave on iOS and Arc with uBlock Origin still that wasn't enough and nexDNS blocked some additional ~8% trackers. It's free for first 300k requests per month.



  • Comestic adblocking in iOS
    2 projects | /r/ios | 3 Aug 2023
    On my journey, I've experimented with various DNS filtering methods. I've used the AhaDNS Blitz (previously known as PiHoleDNS), and its performance was okay in my opinion. But, Reddit's chatter about NextDNS made me try it out. and I've been giving it a whirl over the past few weeks. Its user interface is nice and it allows significant control over various block lists.
  • A collection of useful Mac Apps
    32 projects | /r/macapps | 13 Jul 2023
    NextDNS - Price: Free (with an optional pro version available) DNS resolver for macOS that blocks ads, trackers, and malware.
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