DNS for Specific Browser



  • I don't think this is possible, AFAIK, but is there any way to use specific DNS settings just for, oh, Chrome? I don't know of any way to do it but figured I'd ask and see if anyone knew of a trick I didn't. I need internal DNS servers for ONE website to work correctly on my test box at work, but overall the internal DNS here is slow and not good. Is there anyway around this or am I just stuck?

    Thanks,
    A.J.



  • @thanksaj There is a flag for Asynchronous DNS in chrome://flags. I think that may be the setting you are looking for. It is experimental though. Nope ignore this, not what you are looking for.



  • @coliver said:

    @thanksaj There is a flag for Asynchronous DNS in chrome://flags. I think that may be the setting you are looking for. It is experimental though.

    Ok, I have it enabled. Now how do I set it? LOL Good call!



  • @thanksaj Yep this is what I get for suggesting something when I don't read the documentation.

    Asynchronous DNS is designed so that you can load a page as you get DNS responses back instead of loading it when you get all the responses back. It should make page loading quicker.

    There used to be an experimental flag that did what you are asking... I just can't find it anymore.



  • I am interested in doing this as well.



  • @coliver said:

    @thanksaj Yep this is what I get for suggesting something when I don't read the documentation.

    Asynchronous DNS is designed so that you can load a page as you get DNS responses back instead of loading it when you get all the responses back. It should make page loading quicker.

    There used to be an experimental flag that did what you are asking... I just can't find it anymore.

    Ok, so not really what I'm looking for.



  • What you need is a proxy.

    Set up one using ssh.

    http://ha.ckers.org/ssh_proxy.html



  • Or, if you are so inclined, go with a host entry for the local site and change to external DNS.

    Remember, you are in corporate now, this kind of crap usually gets flagged by security pretty easy. Especially if you are attempting to circumvent the transparent content filter.



  • @PSX_Defector said:

    Or, if you are so inclined, go with a host entry for the local site and change to external DNS.

    Remember, you are in corporate now, this kind of crap usually gets flagged by security pretty easy. Especially if you are attempting to circumvent the transparent content filter.

    The issue is I can go to the VMware Lab they have setup by IP, but opening the console windows doesn't work without internal DNS being used. It's weird...



  • Also, @PSX_Defector , this is my test box. They let you pick whatever OS you want to run on here and run it, be it Windows or any flavor of Linux. They don't put any blocks on it. I just use Google for DNS because it's faster and more stable as a rule.