# Quan Zhou

## Enabling Encrypted SNI

I was trying to pass the Encrypted SNI test, but it wasn't smooth as silk.

My resolver NextDNS support the feature, but the test page finds otherwise. So skimmed over the document, found following requirements:

• A TXT or RR record set; Which is DNS admin's responsibility. In this case, CloudFlare should have it correctly set;
• The result is NOT tampered; At least in the March 2020 draft, there is no requirement, but popular implementations have tied this to DoH, I think this resolves half of the issue; The other half is done by changing the Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) mode to “only use TRR”.
• ESNI enabled in the browser. Ja, you have to manually enable it, as it's quite experimental.

So on Firefox, it should be simple as:

1. Options –> Network Settings –> Enable DNS over HTTPS –> Use Provider, select or fill in your favorite one, mine is NextDNS btw. 2. about:config, accept risk and continue 3. toggle true for network.security.esni.enabled 4. change network.trr.mode to 3 (TRR Only)

Then go back to the test page, and DNSSEC, TLS1.3, and Encrypted SNI are passed, however I saw a orange question mark next to the “Secure DNS” part, looks like when the test was written, NextDNS wasn't well known.

### Bonus

dig TXT _esni.qzhou.dev