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DNScrypt abandoned by the main maintainer

Postby viking60 » 26 Jan 2018, 14:54

dnscrypt.org has been a dead link lately or redirected to the competition.
The reason given is that the maintainer does not use it anymore.

What he uses instead? A VPN that encrypts the DNS traffic.

https://twitter.com/jedisct1/status/928942292202860544

Your DNScrypt installation and resolvers will still work as intended and it looks like someone is trying to fork it.

The new site is https://dnscrypt.info (I have edited the Arch wiki to reflect this) and the old resolver list is still available here

So there is no reason to give up on your dnscrypt install at this point.

It is an open question if it is a point to work with security issues when the very CPU of most computers is insecure and exploitable despite DNS encryption and VPN.... :think:

The conclusion is clear and depressive:
There is no such thing as being anonymous or safe in the internet at all times - under the current conditions.
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Re: DNScrypt abandoned by the main maintainer

Postby viking60 » 17 Feb 2018, 09:40

OK so the Dnscrypt project has been revived!
:A
https://github.com/jedisct1/dnscrypt-proxy

Now this can be installed from AUR as dnscrypt-proxy-go - It will replace your current DNSCrypt and work as before.

Features
    DNS traffic encryption and authentication. Supports DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) and DNSCrypt.
    DNSSEC compatible
    DNS query monitoring, with separate log files for regular and suspicious queries
    Pattern-based local blocking of DNS names and IP addresses
    Time-based filtering, with a flexible weekly schedule
    Transparent redirection of specific domains to specific resolvers
    DNS caching, to reduce latency and improve privacy
    Local IPv6 blocking to reduce latency on IPv4-only networks
    Load balancing: pick a set of resolvers, dnscrypt-proxy will automatically measure and keep track of their speed, and balance the traffic across the fastest available ones.
    Cloaking: like a HOSTS file on steroids, that can return preconfigured addresses for specific names, or resolve and return the IP address of other names. This can be used for local development as well as to enforce safe search results on Google, Yahoo and Bing.
    Automatic background updates of resolvers lists
    Can force outgoing connections to use TCP; useful with tunnels such as Tor.
It includes all the major features from dnscrypt-proxy 1.9.5, with improved reliability, flexibility, usability and performance.
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