How To Test MyTelly Smart DNS On Linux

Modified on: Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Some Internet service providers (ISP) uses transparent proxies and filtering systems that may interfere with services such as ours or any other smart DNS providers. This is usually common in locations or networks such as:

  • Public WiFi
  • Satellite Internet
  • 3G/4G (Mobile Data)
  • Hotel Network

This page will guide you through testing the MyTelly Smart DNS system on your Linux computer. However, if you're looking to test MyTelly on a different device instead, kindly refer to one of our guides below:

How To Test MyTelly Smart DNS On Windows

How To Test MyTelly Smart DNS On macOS

How To Test MyTelly Smart DNS On iOS

How To Test MyTelly Smart DNS On Android

To confirm these restrictions, you will first need to follow MyTelly Smart DNS setup instructions for Linux system.

Important: Please ensure that our DNS addresses has been entered in your WiFi settings and you've registered your IP address on our website as per the setup instructions.

To test if the MyTelly Smart DNS system is working on your Linux computer, follow the steps below:

(This instructions are created based on a Ubuntu system. If you get stuck accessing Terminal, please contact us via the links at the bottom of this article.)

Step 1: Getting Started

First of all, you will need to access Terminal app. By default in Ubuntu and Linux Mint, the Terminal shortcut key is mapped to Ctrl+Alt+T. Alternatively, you can just type Terminal at your computer's search box.

At the Terminal screen, type in the following command below and hit on enter (return) at your keyboard.

dig -ttxt

Step 2: Send Results

After entering the command above, you should be getting some logs in the Terminal box.

Please send us the result by copying the log content into an email or open a support ticket using the online form so that we can analyse further to see whether your network is compatible with our service or not.

Note: If you're having problems copying, please take a screenshot of the Terminal screen and send it to us.

Any Problems?

Unfortunately it doesn't always go to plan!


If you have any problems or can’t get the log results, please email us at We’ll get back to you as soon as possible and try to help.

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