Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 21:22

You might have been familiar with being blocked to visit Wikipedia or Reddit or such sites in your country. That means your network, DNS path in particular, is not secure. If you can make it secure, you can visit that sites just like other sites normally. You can do that with the previous DNSCrypt Guide or fortunately these days it is even more simpler, enable Dns Over Https (DoH) on your web browser. This simple guide is applicable to Ubuntu, Mint, Trisquel (Abrowser), PureOS (PureBrowser), and any other GNU/Linux systems. Now let's go secure!


(Visiting social media discussion with DoH)

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Before and After

In my country, Reddit is blocked. That means for me I will never be able to visit that site unless I protect my network, DNS path in particular, with encryption. This way no third-party should be able to block or redirect my browsing anymore. After enabling DOH, magically I can visit Reddit normally. This gives me same result but with easier setup as DNSCrypt. No rebooting the computer, no closing the browser.


Failed to visit


Successfully visit


Run Firefox (Ubuntu, Mint, others). Run Abrowser if you use Trisquel. Run PureBrowser if you use PureOS. Either one, the configurations are the same as below:
  • Go to Preferences.
  • Search for DoH.
  • Found in the Network section.
  • Scroll down until you find Enable DNS Over HTTPS.
  • Enable it. You see the provider is Cloudflare by default.
  • OK. 
  • Start browsing!
(DoH settings in Firefox)

That's all. I hope this is useful for you.

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