In December of last year we announced a preview of DNSCrypt, a first of its kind technology that encrypts all DNS traffic between you and OpenDNS. It solves a critical problem that faces all Internet users today: the potential for criminals to spy on your traffic, spoof websites and conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. These threats are most present on insecure public WiFi networks in places like airports and cafes, but insecure networks can also be found in many residences.

We first made a version for Mac available, so it wasn’t a surprise to us that after the welcome reception the technology saw from the security and DNS communities (including this endorsement from djb), the second most common question was, “When will this be available for Windows?”

The answer: soon. Or now. Depending on how eager you are to get your hands on an early version.

We’re looking for people to beta test DNSCrypt for Windows. Ultimately we expect DNSCrypt to vastly improve Internet security and privacy for people all over the world, so we’re looking for all types to beta test. Bug finders, innovators, critics. We want all of you.

Apply to be among the first to test DNSCrypt for Windows and help shape a technology that has the potential to completely revolutionize Internet security.

  • tony

    thanks, you rock

  • Woot! #dnscrypt

  • Any plans for a Linux version?

  • Stephen-B

    Echoing Mike above, “Any plans for a Linux version?”.

    Linux and FOSS are growing much quicker than most people realize. We aren’t just geek-hobbyists anymore.

  • Dan Hubbard, CTO

    Hi folks;

    Thanks for the posts. Have you seen our posts on this subject here?

  • Kyle

    I managed to set up DNSCrypt on my DD-WRT (Linux) router.

    There’s some guides on their forums if any of you want to do the same. Then this will work for every PC on the network.

  • Devin

    I only see win32 on the downloads page on GitHub. Is 64-bit Windows available for dnscrypt yet?

  • techie1

    The win32 version works fine on 64-bit Windows.

    I’m hoping there will be a version for OpenWRT, so that all dns queries on the network can be encrypted. I did see that someone is testing a build of dnscrypt-proxy on a tomato firmware variant so it probably won’t be long.

  • James

    I would love to set this up on my lab environment (my home network) and see how it works if i push it down through group policy on my mobile platforms.

  • Certified MCSE in a number of NT operating systems as well as Linux, Unix and Novell.admin.
    My Associates Degree is as a Network Engineer.
    I have been retired for 7 years now and am willing to devote some of my time to your great program, OpenDNS. I share this with all of my friends and relatives.

    Bill Baldwin