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AndreLdn
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Safeguard DNS server IP address

Hi,

  I note that on the website (https://www.plus.net/help/broadband/about-dns-server-and-website-settings/) both the primary and secondary Safeguard DNS is listed as 213.120.234.42.

  Does anyone know what the alternative is for Safeguard DNS? I'd prefer to configure two rather than one for redundancy.

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Andre

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Baldrick1
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Re: Safeguard DNS server IP address

@AndreLdn 

Presumably you have your own modem/router?

You can’t set the DNS server(s) on Plusnet hubs, Plusnet set it for you remotely.

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AndreLdn
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Re: Safeguard DNS server IP address

Yes. I have my own router, however actually this is for the DNS I'm running (it filters out rubbish sites by giving them 127.0.0.1 response) however if it's not in the filter list (local DNS entries) then it refers to the PlusNet DNS. I normally have SafeGuard switched on so am referring to this PlusNet DNS however at the moment can only configure a Primary DNS since there is no (different) Secondary specified.

PlusNet help was no good so was hoping someone in the community (or a more knowledgeable PlusNet technician here) could help.

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You could replace the PN DNS with something like OpenDNS which also filters out by category etc. and in my experience can be faster than the PN DNS.
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Re: Safeguard DNS server IP address

213.120.234.38

In my experience, response times to/from our DNS servers are faster than the alternatives.

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AndreLdn
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Thanks Baldrick1. That's where the thread started - i.e. I'm raising that PN has duplicated one address there and I'd expect them to have two. I was hoping someone might know what the second one was...

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Re: Safeguard DNS server IP address

See reply #6.

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Thanks for your post @AndreLdn

I've raised a task (DFD-4207) with our digital team to correct the secondary Safeguard DNS server to 213.120.234.38 in the help and support article on our website you've linked to Here. Thanks again for flagging!

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@Gandalf - There's already a task raised (DFD-4206) Wink

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@bobpullen

Haha beat me to it!

Looks like your task isn't assigned to someone yet. I've let the guy know who picked up my task for me. 

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Re: Safeguard DNS server IP address

@Gandalf - thanks. Note that I have suggested the opposite designation to you. The address ending .38 should be primary as that is how our RADIUS platform assigns things.

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