Do keep in mind if you select strict order, the last becomes first...
Other ways to use DNS enhanced services are, via Unbound, Stubby, DNScrypt or SmartDNS via jffs..
for few of those you can check red and the green links in my signature and for SmartDNS and Unbound there are good dedicated threads in the forum, check them too..
Best bet is DNScrypt via entware, than SmartDNS via jffs, Unbound and Stubby via entware...Stubby is the lightest option and works on most of the routers...as well SmartDNS embedded option or full version via jffs ...all those above offer encrypted DNS services and more versatile DNS handling... _________________ Atheros
TP-Link WR740Nv1 ---DD-WRT 47117 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 -DD-WRT 47381 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Ad-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 -DD-WRT 47381 BS AP,NAT,AD/Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 -Gargoyle OS 1.12.0 AP,NAT,QoS,Quotas
Netgear R7800 --DD-WRT 47381 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT,Vanilla
Netgear R9000 --DD-WRT 47381 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP Isolation,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT,2,4Ghz only,Vanilla
Netgear R7000 ---DD-WRT 47381 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,VLAN's,DoT,VPN
Stubby for DNS over TLS I DNSCrypt v2 by mac913
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By default, it will initially query *all* available servers and determine which is fastest, making it the preferred server. From time to time, at its own discretion, it may reevaluate all the available servers and perhaps change the preferred server.
One way to prevent the above is to specify strict-order, which as its name implies, will try the servers in order. If the current server responds (whether the name resolves or NOT), the process stops. The only way any other server is accessed is if the prior server literally can't be reached (I know that surprises some ppl; they mistakenly believe that a "not found" condition will result in DNSMasq accessing additional servers, but it won't).