Install command:
brew install dnscrypt-proxy

Secure communications between a client and a DNS resolver


License: ISC

Formula JSON API: /api/formula/dnscrypt-proxy.json

Formula code: dnscrypt-proxy.rb on GitHub

Bottle (binary package) installation support provided for:

Apple Silicon sonoma
Intel sonoma
64-bit linux

Current versions:

stable 2.1.5
head ⚡️ HEAD

Depends on when building from source:

go 1.22.3 Open source programming language to build simple/reliable/efficient software
After starting dnscrypt-proxy, you will need to point your
local DNS server to You can do this by going to
System Preferences > "Network" and clicking the "Advanced..."
button for your interface. You will see a "DNS" tab where you
can click "+" and enter in the "DNS Servers" section.

By default, dnscrypt-proxy runs on localhost (, port 53,
balancing traffic across a set of resolvers. If you would like to
change these settings, you will have to edit the configuration file:

To check that dnscrypt-proxy is working correctly, open Terminal and enter the
following command. Replace en1 with whatever network interface you're using:

    sudo tcpdump -i en1 -vvv 'port 443'

You should see a line in the result that looks like this:



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