I have configured OpenVPN server for using Clouflare DNS - 188.8.131.52. I use OpenVPN connection in the next way:
sudo openvpn --config Config.ovpn on my local machine in WiFi network.
My ISP provider blocks some sites, for instance
mail.ru with default these configuration configuration I'm not able to establish connection to the blocked site, while my IP address corresponds to the address of OpenVPN server. I found out that I have the next DNS configuration:
nmcli device show wlo1 | grep IP4.DNS: IP4.DNS: 192.168.0.1 IP4.DNS: 184.108.40.206
After I got rid of the first record I was able to establish connection to the blocked site.
I suggest that
192.168.0.1 was DNS of my ISP and accordingly it was blocked and removing of it solved the issue.
I have two questions:
- Does this situation correspond to case of using OpenVPN with kind of poisoned DNS?
- Even if I used OpenVPN connection but with DNS of my ISP, could ISP track my network traffic?