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dns2socks Alternatives

dns2socks is described as 'DNS2SOCKS is a command line utility running to forward DNS requests to a DNS server via a SOCKS tunnel' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are five alternatives to dns2socks for Windows, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Acrylic DNS Proxy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like dns2socks are Nebulo , YogaDNS, dnsmasq and Pdnsd.

This page was last updated Jan 13, 2020
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

DNS2SOCKS is a command line utility running to forward DNS requests to a DNS server via a SOCKS tunnel.

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  1. Acrylic is a local DNS proxy for Windows which improves the performance of your computer by caching the responses coming from your DNS servers and helps you fight unwanted ads through a custom HOSTS file.

  2. When navigating to a website known by it's name, say example.com, your device ask specific servers - DNS servers - how to address the website. DNS is an old protocol which, except for smaller changes, hasn't been touched since its creation in 1987.



  3. YogaDNS automatically intercepts DNS requests at the system level and allows you to process them over user-defined DNS servers using modern protocols and flexible rules.

  4. dnsmasq

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a small network. It can serve the names of local machines which are not in the global DNS.

  5. Pdnsd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    pdnsd is a proxy DNS server with permanent caching (the cache contents are written to hard disk on exit) that is designed to cope with unreachable or down DNS servers (for example in dial-in networking).

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