Garden Tunneled Networks is a cloud-based service which lets you tunnel your DNS traffic to other cloud services. 

It has been designed with security in mind.

It is built to be as secure as possible. 

For that reason, Garden Tunnel is not compatible with legacy DNS servers. 

If you have a legacy DNS server running, you will need to configure it manually. 

You can learn more about this here. 

Garden Tunnel is currently a beta version of the service.

You can find a video demonstrating how to configure the service here: Garden Tunnel Video . 

The service works with both OpenDNS and CloudFlare.

CloudFlare offers a similar service called CloudGateWay.

It does not support Garden Tunnel, but does offer a free service.

If you are interested in this, read our guide to CloudFlares DNS. 

Here are some tips to get you started with Garden Tunnel. 

First, set up your DNS server. 

Go to the DNS Console and click on the DNS tab. 

Enter your server name and your DNS hostname. 

Make sure the server you want to tunnel to is named “Garden”. 

Click Next. 

Once you’ve set your DNS Server up, you can configure Garden Tunnel to use your DNS Hostname.

You will be asked to provide your hostname and port number. 

The port number is the number of ports that the DNS server can listen on. 

Click Finish. 

Now you will be redirected to the service’s Homepage. 

Open the Homepage and click Connect to the Service. 

Select a DNS server from the list of available DNS servers and click Connect. 

Choose the DNS Server you want. 

Then click Next.

You will be prompted to choose the name of your DNS tunnel. 

That’s all there is to it. 

There are a couple of extra steps that you will want to take. 

Create a new Domain In order to use Garden Tunnel with your existing domain, you need to create a new domain. 

In the previous step, we were using “cloudflare.com” and then we added “dns.cloudflares.com”. 

Now we need to add “garden.net” as the new domain name. 

On the Home page, click on Domain. 

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Add New Domain.

Enter the new name of the domain.

Now, select the “Add a New Domain” tab.

Select the new DNS Host Name. 

Under the “New DNS Host” drop-down menu, click Add. 

When you click Next, you should see the “Domain Name” field blank. 

At this point, we are going to add a new name to our domain.

We will use the name “gardenernet.net”. 

In your Domain Name Manager, enter the new Name for the new Domain.

If you do not see the new Host Name, click the name in the Name field. 

A new Name is displayed in the DNS Host Names list. 

Find the domain name in your DNS Servers list.

Select it and click Next to add the domain to the list.

You should see a message similar to the following: Your domain name has been added to the hostname database.

This is great news! 

Congratulations!

You are now using Garden Tunnel on your existing DNS Serves. 

Use your DNS Client Next, we need the DNS client that Garden Tunnel uses. 

To connect to your DNS servers, we will use your Web Browser. 

We will use a free DNS server called CloudFlave. 

Launch your WebBrowser. 

From the address bar, click “Tools”. 

Select “Add New Web Site”.

Enter the URL for the web site you want and click OK. 

Your new Web Site should now be displayed. 

Download the latest version of Garden Tunnel  Open up the Garden Tunnel Client application and click the Install button. 

After the installation is complete, the client should be able to connect to all your DNS clients. 

Start a Private Server Next we will be creating a private server to connect with our private DNS servers to avoid being tracked by Garden Tunnel if the server we are connecting to gets compromised. 

Before we start, make sure you have configured Garden Tunnel as a Private DNS Server. 

1.

Open your Web browser. 

2.

Click on the “Tools” menu. 

3.

Select “Advanced”. 

4.

Click the “Services” tab, then select “Private DNS Server”. 

5.

Click “Next”. 

You should now see a list of all the private DNS Servernes. 

Press the “Start” button to open the Garden tunnel interface. 

Congratulations, you have now configured your private DNS server! 

Once connected, you must disable your private server by going to the “Settings”