How and why does the BoxCaster use DNS (Domain Name Service)?


The BoxCaster uses the Domain Name Service (DNS) to locate services it needs to use on the internet (e.g. the BoxCast website). If your network provides a network-local DNS server, the BoxCaster will utilize it. If a network-local DNS server is not present or is misconfigured, the BoxCaster will utilize Google's public DNS.


We fall back to external DNS in case a local DNS service is not present, compromised, or misconfigured.  If you have a strict IT policy regarding external communications, we recommend you allow the BoxCaster to communicate with Google Public DNS servers ( and; however, if you have a properly configured local DNS server that is provided in the DHCP reply, this is not necessary.

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