[Pdns-users] making use of dnscrypt

Remi Gacogne remi.gacogne at powerdns.com
Tue Apr 18 08:49:13 UTC 2017

Hi Fabian,

On 04/18/2017 12:57 AM, Fabian A. Santiago wrote:
>> how can i make use of dnscrypt with my own private dns servers?
>> i've read about dnsdist. is this the way to go? I don't need its
>> load balancing features, just looking for dnscrypt. is it
>> possible?

Yes, you could run dnsdist on the same host if you don't need the
load-balancing features.

> Or am I mis-thinking this?
> I'm not recursing to anyone. They just serve as my domain's NS
> machines.
> Now that I think about it, it Seems to me dnscrypt is for individuals
> making general internet requests such as to a recursor. Not other DNS
> servers looking up against my NS'.

You're right, DNSCrypt is not designed to be used between recursors and
authoritative servers. That would be DNSCurve, IIRC.

Kind regards,
Remi Gacogne
PowerDNS.COM BV - https://www.powerdns.com/

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