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· 3 min read
Yevgeniy Goncharov

OpenBLD.net Personal DoH Profile

Introduction

What is PDP and how to use it? This article will help you to understand the basics of OpenBLD.net Personal DoH Profiling (PDP) and how to use it.

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More details about PDP you can find here.

Get Started

After Joining PDP Beta, you will receive a welcome message from me to a provided contact.

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Haven't received? Contact me please

Initial usage

After receiving a unique PDP DoH link from me, you can start using the service:

  • Step 1: Setup your device(s) with OpenBLD.net PDP with provided DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) links.
  • Step 2: DoH link should be formatted as https://<service name>/dns-query/<your_id> (where <service name> ADA or RIC platform address, <your_id> is your unique identifier).
  • Step 3: After setup, you can check the service on DNS Leak Test and Dnscheck.tools

🎉🎉🎉 Now you can relax and use the service based on your own personalized settings.

Enjoy the service and provide feedback!

Customization (Optional)

Personalized settings

Free available settings for customization are:

  • Personal Allow/Block lists (Default: my-zbld
  • Change reload list interval (Default: 24 hours (Minimal allowed 3 hours))
  • Disable/Enable troubleshooting logs (Default: Enabled. Storing: 2 days)
  • Switch OpenBLD.net mode to Zero Trust (Default: Blackhole mode (more details here))
  • Create additional PDP DoH links for your family members or different devices (Default: 2 links)

To apply customization you can fill OpenBLD.net PDP Personal Settings Form and notify me.

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  • Allow lists are still prioritized over blocklists.
  • You can provide static hosts file if needed.

Usage Conditions

  • Lists or static hosts file should not be more than 100 records.
  • The number of requests should not exceed 100k per day.
  • Shall comply with the terms of the service use (See Limitations section).

Profile deletion

  • Scenario 1: Notify me if you need to delete the profile.
  • Scenario 2: After 30 days of inactivity, the profile will be automatically deleted.

What's Next?

Feedback

  • You can provide feedback in any way possible (directly, via contacts, etc.)
  • Later on, I will contact you and ask to fill out the feedback form.

Automation

Next step is to automate the process of providing personalized settings and the ability to change them on the go, with:

  • Telegram bot
  • Web UI

How to setup OpenBLD.net on your favourite device(s):

Stay tuned in for more updates and features in Telegram OpenBLD.net Channel! 🚀

· One min read
Yevgeniy Goncharov

Integration of OpenBLD.net with URLhaus by abuse.ch

URLhaus is a project operated by abuse.ch. Its purpose is to collect, track, and share malware URLs, aiding network administrators and security analysts in safeguarding their networks and customers from cyber threats.

Now, you can check the malicious domain ownership with OpenBLD.net alongside Quad9, AdGuard, Cloudflare, ProtonDNS on abuse.ch.

In addition, you can incorporate abuse.ch lists into your security solutions, just as OpenBLD.net does.

You can check this as example on:

You can easy setup OpenBLD.net on your favourite device(s):

Here's to security for us all. Cheers!)

· 2 min read
Yevgeniy Goncharov

Take Control of Your Privacy! Join the OpenBLD.net PDP Beta

Do you want to protect your online privacy and the privacy of your family? Join the beta for OpenBLD.net Personal DoH Profiling (PDP), a new service that provides:

  • Complete isolation of your DNS requests, ensuring that no one can track your online activity.
  • Personalized DNS settings, so you can block ads, malicious websites, and other unwanted content.
  • Robust security with DNSSEC, TLSv1.2, and TLSv1.3.

Benefits of PDP

  • Enhanced privacy: Your DNS requests will not be accessible to third parties, ensuring the confidentiality of your online activity.
  • Security: Protection from malicious websites, phishing attacks, and other online threats.
  • Control: Block ads, trackers, and other unwanted content.
  • Ease of use: Easy to set up and use.
  • Stability: All OpenBLD.net experiences under the hood.
  • Support: Access to a personal support.

How to Join the Beta

Be among the first to test OpenBLD.net PDP! Fill out the form below to get access to all features which will available in March 2024.

What's Next?

  1. After you fill out the form, I will contact you to confirm your participation in the beta.
  2. In March-April 2024, you will receive a message from me with instructions (or it can be updated form) with additional fields (like as you own Allow/Block lists, personal DoH links, etc.)
  3. After all needed data is collected, you will receive a link to the service.
  4. Next, you will be able to use the service and provide feedback.