User d4mation recently posted a great tutorial on how to setup your own DNS server on a VM, raspberry pi or VPS.
Read below and setup your own server in just a few minutes!
“In light of both Tubehax DNS and chncdcksn DNS being down, I decided I didn’t want to be reliant on someone else’s server in order to block updates. However, I didn’t want to block the Nintendo Domains necessary via my router since I also have a 3DS set up with A9LH and I didn’t want to block eShop access on it. This meant I needed to run a small DNS of my own that I could point my Wii U and only my Wii U toward.
Any computer running a Debian-based Linux Distro can follow these steps, including the Raspberry Pi (Which I used, since I already was using it to host the Web Browser Exploits locally).
It is pretty easy to do if anyone wants to set it up:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install dnsmasq sudo nano /etc/dnsmasq.conf
From there, enter this at the end of the file:
# General DNS Settings domain-needed bogus-priv no-resolv server=18.104.22.168 server=22.214.171.124 cache-size=4096 local=/home/ expand-hosts domain=home dhcp-range=192.168.0.2,192.168.0.255,255.255.255.0,14d dhcp-option=option:router,192.168.0.1 dhcp-option=252,"\n" # Wii U Update Blocker address=/nus.cdn.shop.wii.com/127.0.0.1 address=/nus.cdn.wup.shop.nintendo.net/127.0.0.1 address=/nus.wup.shop.nintendo.net/127.0.0.1 address=/nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net/127.0.0.1
Then just restart the Service for it to take effect:
sudo /etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart
Now if you provide the Local IP of your DNS Server as your Primary DNS (and your Secondary DNS if you’re being extra careful) on your Wii U/3DS it should block all requests properly And you don’t have to worry about all these DNS going downconstantly :^)
You will probably want to assign a Static IP to your custom DNS within your Local Network (This can often be done simply via your Router Settings) so that it doesn’t get randomly assigned a new one.”
If you need a windows alternative you can use BIND which you can download here.
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