dnsmasq Alternatives

    dnsmasq is described as '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' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to dnsmasq for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is AdGuard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like dnsmasq are NextDNS (Freemium), Acrylic DNS Proxy (Free, Open Source), hBlock (Free, Open Source) and YogaDNS (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 17, 2021

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Android Tablet
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      • Vivaldi Browser
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      AdGuard is the best way to get rid of intrusive ads and online tracking, and to protect your computer from malware. Make your web surfing faster, safer and more comfortable with AdGuard!.
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      AdGuard vs dnsmasq opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      dnsmasq is far more configurable and supports custom DNS servers and host based blocklists.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      One is a DNS server, the other is SPYWARE / REMOVER. Not even close.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
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      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
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      • UC Browser
      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
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      • Yandex.Browser
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Opera
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      Block ads, trackers and malicious websites on all your devices. Get in-depth analytics about your Internet traffic. Protect your privacy and bypass censorship. Shield your kids from adult content.
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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.
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      Most users think Acrylic DNS Proxy is a great alternative to dnsmasq.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      hBlock is a POSIX-compliant shell script, designed for Unix-like systems, that gets a list of domains that serve ads, tracking scripts and malware from multiple sources and creates a hosts file (alternative formats are also supported) that prevents your system from connecting to...
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    2. 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.
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    3. BIND is by far the most widely used DNS software on the Internet. On Unix-like operating systems it is the de facto standard.
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    4. Features: - Use regular expression to match the domain name. - Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported. - Support non-standard listening port (ports other than 53). - It's possible to use DNSPod HttpDNS protocal to query for A record.
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    5. Technitium DNS Server is an open source tool that can be used as a personal local DNS server for privacy & security. It includes Ad blocking feature combined with DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS support.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      dhcpcd is an implementation of the DHCP client specified in RFC2131. It strives to be a fully featured, yet very lightweight DHCP client.
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    6. Tinyproxy is a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems. It is free software, and supports transparent and reverse proxying.
      TinyProxy vs dnsmasq opinions
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      TinyProxy has nothing to do with DNS, this is not an alternative.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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