The ultimate guide to DNS & Twingate

Everything you have ever wanted to know about Twingate & DNS.

When it comes to DNS, we often get many questions from first-time Twingate users. Let’s review the most common ones and where to find detailed answers.

What exactly is DNS, anyway?

If you are new to DNS in general and not just DNS in Twingate, we have got you covered. Take a look at our complete introduction to DNS, which is useful whether you use Twingate or not.

I know DNS but I don’t have a DNS server set up. What are the benefits?

Uf you know what DNS is but do not currently run a private DNS server, take a look at our DNS best practices guide to understand its advantages.

How does Twingate resolve private fully qualified domain names (FQDNs)?

If you know what DNS is and would like to know how Twingate manages DNS resolution for private resources, take a look at our in-depth practical guide on DNS with Twingate.

How do I run DNS queries from the Twingate Client?

If you know how DNS works in Twingate, then you already know that the Twingate Client returns a CGNAT IP address for each private FQDN that matches a Twingate Resource that is different from the actual private IP address of the Resource. If you want to still run dig or nslookup queries to retrieve the actual private IP addresses of Resources for the purpose of troubleshooting, take a look at our guide on how Twingate can forward DNS queries.

How does Twingate encrypt all DNS traffic?

If you want to know what Twingate can do to protect your unencrypted DNS traffic, take a look at our guide to DNS security.

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