dnscry.pt - Public DNSCrypt resolvers hosted by LowEnd providers
Some of you may remember my VPS flea market which became a bit messy eventually. I was nonetheless able to get rid of some of my idlers, others were canceled since then but I'm still sitting on a pile of them.
In December, I decided to turn some of them into something useful (hopefully...) for the community and dnscry.pt was born:
Public DNSCrypt resolvers hosted by LowEnd providers
In a nutshell, DNSCrypt is a protocol which encrypt and authenticates your DNS requests, so that a third party (like your ISP) can no longer tinker with them. You have to run a DNSCrypt client like dnscrypt-proxy locally or in your network and point your DNS requests there instead of towards your Wi-Fi router or public resolvers like Google's 126.96.36.199. Your DNSCrypt client will take care of the encryption and forward your requests to a public DNSCrypt resolver (like one of those I run for dnscry.pt).
None of the resolvers do any filtering of any kind. I don't store any logs of your requests. All I do is collect metrics using Munin.
Singapore may appear offline from time to time but is doing fine for local traffic. Intercontinental traffic is going through Cogent and their lines appear to be congested af. I'm monitoring all resolvers from a server hosted in Jacksonville, FL.
If you're using dnscrypt-proxy, you don't have to handpick resolvers near your location. Instead, use the auto-generated resolver list. Configuration instructions can be found in the file header or in the "Get Started" guide on the website.
I hope this is useful for some of you. I'm using DNSCrypt for years and have switched to my resolver list recently.
Let me know if you have any feedback or questions. I'm also open for suggestions for new locations.