dnscry.pt - Public DNSCrypt resolvers hosted by LowEnd providers
Let me introduce you to...
The project exists since December 2022 but I wanted to make sure that everything's running smoothly before I expose it to the LET crowd.
In a nutshell, DNSCrypt is a protocol which encrypts and authenticates your DNS requests, so that a third party (like your ISP) can no longer tinker with them. You have to run a DNSCrypt client like dnscrypt-proxy locally or in your network and point your DNS requests there instead of towards your Wi-Fi router or public resolvers like Google's 18.104.22.168. Your DNSCrypt client will take care of the encryption and forward your requests to a public DNSCrypt resolver (like one of those I run for dnscry.pt).
None of the resolvers do any filtering of any kind. I don't store any logs of your requests. All I do is collect metrics using Munin.
Most of the servers have been taken from my collection of idlers, but I'd like to give a shout-out to our generous sponsors who provide resources to the project free of charge:
- Terrahost (Sandefjord and Amsterdam)
- Kuroit (London)
- Internetport (Stockholm)
If you're using dnscrypt-proxy, you don't have to handpick resolvers near your location. Instead, use the auto-generated resolver list. Configuration instructions can be found in the file header or in the "Get Started" guide on the website.
I hope this is useful for some of you. I'm using DNSCrypt for years and have switched to my resolver list recently.
Let me know if you have any feedback or questions. I'm also open for suggestions for new locations.