Firefox - Disable DoH

Since Firefox decided to roll out DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in the USA, and this is probably going to be the case for other countries, here's a quick service post about how you can configure Firefox to deliberately do NOT use DoH

In about:config set network.trr.mode = 5. (Source).

Background

Currently the supported modi of network.trr.mode are the following


The hope is that Firefox only changes the default behavior of DoH. By explicitly setting Off-by-choice I hope to overrides this setting, so that changing the default has no effect on your browser.

DoH has in my opinion zero practical benefits for 99% of all users. It does not prevent your ISP from sniffing, and it does not add an additional layer of security, with DNSSEC being in place.
And it makes my Pi-Hole sad.

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