From now on, CATNIX members can locally access DNS services offered by PCH and Quad9.
Packet Clearing House (PCH) operates a large network of DNS contents worldwide. From its nodes, it is possible to access D and E DNS root servers and more than 400 first-level domain registries, with more that 120 million records (including .org, .info, .ca, .fr, .sg, .dk, .ch, .es, .ua, .in, etc.).
The PCH node at CATNIX also includes the Quad9 announcement, a free recursive and anycast DNS platform that provides end-users with security and privacy, blocking malware requests. Thus, security problems are avoided, with an average of 8 million requests blocked globally per day.
Quad9 uses intelligence threats from more than a dozen of the top cybernetic security companies to provide a real-time perspective on which websites are secure and which are known to include malware or other threats. If the system detects that the website the user wants to access is infected, this will be automatically blocked.
From the Quad9 node, users can access to:
- 126.96.36.199 or 2620:fe::fe (aka Quad9), recursive, secure, open and global DNS server.
- 188.8.131.52 o 2620:fe::ff:, recursive, open and global DNS server without blocking (more insecure).