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Old 05-02-18, 02:59
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Question Is DNSCrypt usable instead of VPN?

While I can use a VPN app ex the Opera or Chrome extension List's on Yandex.Browser.
On its own Protection setting page (Secure Connection) menu sub section list it has 2 tick boxes, the top one is ticked by default >Secure connections to public WI-Fi Networks I understand that
The Lower item needs somebody to explain clearly what happens if its selected
It looks to me like a VPN server menu, has a very long scrolling list (ca.100 names globally) They are labeled mostly DNSCrypt or DNS Resolver with Yandex leading the list >No Google or other Big browser names, Adguard has several entries. All it says against the Checkbox is use DNS server with DNSCrypt Encryption

Simple question: Can this be used instead of VPN or with VPN as extra security? I suspect it's the latter method, and does it complicate matters?
Another question: Can this be used on other browsers (a multi choice DNS List) Not the Browser default (with no options)
I think this service would also be available on some routers set-up Menus which would complicate matters further (Don't want to go down that road )
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Old 05-02-18, 07:33
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Default Re: Is DNSCrypt usable instead of VPN?

DNSCrypt is not a replacement for a VPN, as it only authenticates DNS traffic, and doesn't prevent "DNS leaks", or third-party DNS resolvers from logging your activity.
Read this exchange

Some interesting points there including this:
Windows 10 is so smart, that even if static dns resolvers are provided for the network adapter it ignores that and selects the local dns and its faster.
Contrariwise,continued Tweedledee, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be: but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
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