dnscrypt.me is a public DNSCrypt server in Germany
Most applications on your computer, mobile devices and connected gadgets heavily use DNS, a mandatory protocol to communicate over the Internet.
Unfortunately, the security of that important protocol could be vastly improved. Encryption is nonexistent, and authentication mechanisms exist, but are criticized and haven’t received much adoption.
DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It prevents DNS spoofing, uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with.
It is an open specification, with free and open source reference implementations, and it is not affiliated with any company nor organization.
Connecting to dnscrypt.me requires a DNSCrypt client to be installed on a computer, device or router.
|Protocol, port||UDP and TCP, port 443|
The above information can be verified with the following terminal commands
dig -t txt provider.dnscrypt.me +short +dnssec
dig -t txt ip4.dnscrypt.me +short +dnssec
dig -t txt pubkey.dnscrypt.me +short +dnssec
nslookup -q=TXT provider.dnscrypt.me
nslookup -q=TXT ip4.dnscrypt.me
nslookup -q=TXT pubkey.dnscrypt.me
Some sites to check the client and server configuration
Server overall uptime
E-Mail: operXator at dnscrypt dot me (remove the capital letter)
Disclaimer: Use at your own risk. Under no circumstances will the operator be held responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from accessing or otherwise using this service (DNSCrypt server). The operator does not guarantee in any way the access, availability and continuity of the functioning of this service. By using this website and service you consent to the disclaimer and agree to its terms and conditions.
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