The DNS proxy is a proxy server that intercepts DNS queries and answers them, without the need to contact a remote DNS server each time it is necessary to resolve an IP address or a hostname. When a same query is often repeated, caching its results locally may sensibly improve performances. The available settings for the DNS proxy are grouped into three tabs.
A few options for the DNS proxy can be configured in this page.
Specific sources and destinations can be set up to bypass the proxy by filling in their values in the two text areas.
Changed in version 2.5: Renamed from ‘Custom Nameserver’
This page allows the management of custom domain - nameservers pairs. In a nutshell, whenever a sub-domain of a domain is queried, the corresponding nameserver in the list will be used to resolve the domain into the correct IP address.
A new domain - nameserver combination can be added by clicking on the Add new custom nameserver for a domain link. When adding an entry, a few values can be entered for the various options available:
On each domain in the list, these actions can be carried out:
Changed in version 2.5-2013-January: the DNS blacklist.
This page presents configuration options about the reaction of the Endian UTM Appliance when asked to resolve a domain name that is known to be either used to propagate spyware or that serves as phishing site. The options that can be set are:
to download updated signatures, the system must be registered to Endian Network.