Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS Off Routing

Issue: Off-routing of DNS impacting GEO-routing of CDN.
ISP: Jio
Expected: India
Unexpected: Belgium
When issue happens: If I use 1.1.1.1 DNS in Android 9, or Win 10 Network Adapter settings
When issue doesn’t happen: With Android 1.1.1.1 app. I don’t want to use this app.

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Sorry I’m unclear what issue you’re having. 162.158.234.53 is a Cloudflare IP address. What does it have to do with 1.1.1.1?

Above screenshot is taken from conducted test at DNS Leak tool

If I test with Google 8.8.8.8 I get India
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If I test with Cloudflare app 1.1.1.1, then also I get India (That’s expected)


So why I get Belgium location when I use one.one.one.one in Android 9 Settings or Network Adapater (That’s unexpected)


IP Location should be always India regardless of method of using DNS either via app or generic settings.

Exactly, this is off-routing I am referring to which is causing slow Internet Experience when I access any 3rd-Party PullZone that does geo-cast routing.
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This looks very similar to my Problem that i have.

I had to turn off 1.1.1.1 as DNS Resolver in my Router.

Some Questions.
Do you have ARGO too like me ?
Asking to isolate Problem more.
If you dont have argo then this is clearly isolated just to the DNS Resolve 1.1.1.1 Service.

I do not use Cloudflare CDN at all. A long back, I switched to different provider where I felt satisfactory as per my requirements.

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I do not use Cloudflare CDN at all.[/quote]
Thank you very much for the feedback so this is then a DNS Resolve Issue.
They recently updated a important part of their Software Backbone.
My Understanding is that this New Quicksilver Software Solution is causing the DNS and Rerouting Problems i and others had.

Strange.
I do like what Cloudfare offer with Workers very much.
If my website gains more Popularity i even plan to upgrade from PRO to Bussines Plan to support Cloudflare.
For the moment my Website need get more popular and regain my old SEO Rankings so i am stuck at the moment with PRO Plan.

What were the reasons for the switch and where did you go ?

Think from performance point of view and Price / Value Cloudfare is a own class and unbeatable.
There is nobody who provide this Value for the Price the offer.

I cant imagine there is anyone nearly offering the same for the same Price.
You hvae to be however skilled to use Cloudfalre maximal.

  • A most important reason: Poor routing for Indian traffic for Free, Pro and Business Plan. I have experienced this problem on regular basis for past five years.
  • BunnyCDN, I switched here because it has 3 PoPs here and works fine.

It was a sad decision to leave Cloudflare “CDN” services for which I was familiar with its UI for a long time, but then I also wanted a solution that offers guaranteed regional routing. Enterprise plan was a solution for prioritised routing, but that’s something I can’t afford.

I would be more than happy to see if Cloudflare discontinue free plan and focus on quality routing instead for Indian customer, maybe that helps in maintaining a fair balance for every customer.

It’s sad to see that many commercial sites making a profit are using free plan while it’s clear that Free Plan is for evaluation purpose only. Probably, weak policy implementation has led to such an effect.

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Yeah fully understand and share your view.

lets hope the problems with 1.1.1.1 DNS Resolving problem get solved fast too.
A lot of people report problems since about 10 Days when using 1.1.1.1 as a resolver direct in their Network Settings without to use any app just 1.1.1.1. as a DNS Resolver instead 8.8.8.8.

This is the Problem you have myself and others.

https://geo-lookup.ipify.org/lookup-report/MK54ZgxRoD says that IP is in Los Angeles. It’s probably not in either place.

Probably not. https://one.one.one.one/cdn-cgi/trace would tell you which colo is being hit when using the DoH resolution.

Cloudflare does not send EDNS0 Client-subnet information to resolvers for privacy reasons. That may impact routing.

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That is absolutely not the case. Our terms and conditions make no such claim or assertion.

Please refer to Cloudflare site which clearly mention in that way -

Also, you can find at
"We offer a Free plan for small personal websites, blogs, and anyone who wants to evaluate Cloudflare" - Google Search

Thanks for clarifying. That’s helpful for me. My use case was related to CNAME Flattening where I experienced issues.

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