A situation surfaced recently when the MCMC (Malaysian Commission for Multimedia and Communications) imposed a ban on certain file sharing websites which they deemed to be providing illegal file sharing services. Hence a directive was issued to the local ISPs to filter people accessing the sites. What the ISPs did was to filter some sites by blocking the DNS of the pages. Â Here is how it works, in simple terms, a website is matched to an IP address which is hard to remember (imagine 126.96.36.199 which means google.com). So the DNS is used like a reference point that matches the number with the name.
So if you type the name, it gets to the DNS and matches the numbers. DNS blocking is where the request is blocked before it gets matched. DNS Bypass is where instead of using the ISPâ€™s server, you use a different DNS address. Here is where you can insert 188.8.131.52 on the DNS server under your browserâ€™s settings function which is Googleâ€™s DNS server. The Settings are:
Preferred DNS server: 184.108.40.206
Alternate DNS server: 220.127.116.11
Preferred DNS server: 18.104.22.168
Alternate DNS server: 22.214.171.124