Secure communications between a client and a DNS resolver


/api/formula/dnscrypt-proxy.json (JSON API)

Formula code on GitHub

Current versions:

stable 2.0.42
head ⚡️ HEAD
bottle 🍾 catalina, mojave, high_sierra

Depends on when building from source:

go 1.14.1 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:
    $(brew --prefix)/etc/dnscrypt-proxy.toml

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:



Installs (30 days)
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dnscrypt-proxy --HEAD 2
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dnscrypt-proxy 1,367
dnscrypt-proxy --HEAD 2
Build Errors (30 days)
dnscrypt-proxy 0
Installs (90 days)
dnscrypt-proxy 3,145
dnscrypt-proxy --HEAD 4
Installs on Request (90 days)
dnscrypt-proxy 2,975
dnscrypt-proxy --HEAD 4
Installs (365 days)
dnscrypt-proxy 11,973
dnscrypt-proxy --HEAD 12
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dnscrypt-proxy 11,267
dnscrypt-proxy --HEAD 12
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