How to configure Control D on any Linux computer.

Automatic Setup (CLI)

Want to spend the least amount of time setting up Control D on a Linux device or looking to do a scripted deployment? Have no fear, there is an app for that.

Command Line Daemon is what you're looking for.

Manual Setup

Want to update the DNS server in your favorite Linux distro? Well, there are only about 20 ways to do it. But in all seriousness, if you require a tutorial to do this, it may be a better idea to use the Automatic Setup method. It abstracts the setup to a single command.

We'll briefly go over some common ways to update DNS.


If you are running a version of Linux that uses systemd-resolved, you can likely configure DNS-Over-TLS on it.

Open Terminal and edit your resolved.conf file

nano /etc/systemd/resolved.conf

Update your config as follows if you are using a custom premium resolver. abcd1234 will be different for you.



The value of DNS after the # will be your DNS-over-TLS resolver for the chosen Device. Save the file and restart the systemd-resolve service.


If you're using stubby, edit the config file.

sudo nano /etc/stubby/stubby.yml

Find round_robin_upstreams and set this value to 0.

Then search for DEFAULT UPSTREAMS and and comment out all of them. Then add a new entry. abcd1234 will be different for you.

- address_data:
  tls_auth_name: ""

The value of tls_auth_name will be your DNS-over-TLS resolver for the chosen Device. Save this file and restart stubby.