I was wondering if someone could help me in this area I’m really weak in.
I signed up with “BigBudgetVPN,” and naively assumed my DNS was going through them. I’m using Linux Mint, and connect via OpenVPN. DNSLeaktest and other services have reported no leaks, and report that my DNS is calling the VPN’s servers; however, I see now that I should have known to set up DNS manually when using OpenVPN.
I see that the Network Manager on Mint lets me add additional DNS servers to a Connection, but there is no option to eliminate my ISP’s.
Despite the fact that no leaks are reported, I mistyped in a domain today and got my ISP’s “dns error” page. Creating the horrible feeling that all along, all my requests have been going through that channel.
I tried some Ubuntu instructions to edit resolv.conf but the ISP’s catch-all page remains.
Does anyone know how to cut them out of the loop? What am I missing here?