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DNSCrypt encrypts and authenticates your site's DNS traffic.

DNS is one of the fundamental building blocks of the Internet. It's used any time you visit a website, send an email, have an IM conversation or do anything else online. While OpenDNS has provided world-class security using DNS for years, and OpenDNS is the most secure DNS service available, the underlying DNS protocol has not been secure enough for our comfort. Many will remember the Kaminsky Vulnerability, which impacted nearly every DNS implementation in the world (though not OpenDNS).

That said, the class of problems that the Kaminsky more...

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Version 1.0.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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  • OS X 10.8 or later

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jedisct1 Member IconReview+9
jedisct1
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Current version is 1.0.3.

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Version 1.0.1
Philip Chadwick Member IconReview+2
Philip Chadwick
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after I posted my problem on the dev's site he worked with me over a periods of several days to resolve it. V1.0.2 fixed the problem and is working perfectly on my machine:

2010MBP/10.9.3

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Version 1.0.1
MisterE
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Same here, it took a while but this version should works. The developer's forum is here:
https://github.com/alterstep/dnscrypt-osxclient/issues/

If you still have issues you should have a look there or ask for help. I doubt the comments here get seen.

MisterE
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Link to 1.0.2 not updated here yet I see.

https://github.com/alterstep/dnscrypt-osxclient/releases/download/1.0.2/dnscrypt-osxclient-1.0.2.dmg

jedisct1 Member IconReview+9
jedisct1
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Version 1.0.2 works like a charm.

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Version 1.0.1
Raro
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Thanks for the hint, jedisct1. Version 1.0.2 can be downloaded from here: https://github.com/alterstep/dnscrypt-osxclient

Andrej. Member IconReview+36
Andrej.
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This new version doesn't work for me.
I have enabled the DNSCrypt, but it still showing red shield with message "Standby"
The menu bar icon shows a gear.

How to turn it on?

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Version 1.0.1
Philip Chadwick
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same here: I was able to use the beta no problem.

Vyselegend
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Same problem here. Switching back to the potentially-insecure old vers.

Philip Chadwick
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anyone know where ego find the earlier version? I trashed my installer long ago and would like to try again. thx

Andrej.
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Here is the link for ver. 0.19
http://we.tl/TyhPt5TT5h

Philip Chadwick
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thx for the link and sorry I didn't do a more thorough search before asking...I'm not usually lazy about this stuff. So v.19 is working perfectly—I'm really curious as to why the new version did not. I'm going to try again. Anyway, thx

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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Whew, am I glad I'm not the only one! Andrej.: thanks for the link. The 0.19 version works just fine. Though I notice that the Use OpenDNS option is no longer in the pull-down menu - it's now only in the preferences. Which I suppose makes sense. It's not something one would turn on and off very often.

MisterE
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Same here. What is wrong with these clowns releasing a non-functioning new version? I'll track them down and see what they say.

MisterE
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OK, here is the link to download an uninstaller script to make downgrading easy: https://github.com/alterstep/dnscrypt-osxclient/blob/master/DNSCrypt-Uninstaller/Uninstall.scpt

Also, please head over to Github and add a comment on the thread about this issue:

https://github.com/alterstep/dnscrypt-osxclient/issues/4

The squeaky wheel gets the oil so let's make some noise about this. I'd like a functioning utility and don't want to give a 1-star rating even though it deserves it right now.
--E

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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MisterE: Thanks for the uninstall script. Before I found your script I uninstalled DNSCrypt 1.0.1 with brute force, using Find Any File to locate the various parts of DNSCrypt on my system and then moving them to the trash. Some wouldn't go and I had to use TrashIt! to delete them. Even so, after installing the .19 version I ended up with two different DNSCrypt menu bar icons. That was a nuisance to resolve. Hopefully, if I have to uninstall it again your script will do a better job.

MisterE
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I too uninstalled it manually. Using find to search the whole hdd (not just the user folder), for anything containing "dnscrypt", including system files and showing visible and invisibles.

After this I found the repository on Github and saw there is an uninstall script from the author so hopefully save a few people the time.

Martyskinner
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You were likely impacted by a failure of a plugin causing a crash of the dnscrypt-proxy process. That would result in about a 3 minute delay before being told that the software was in "Standby" (and non-functional) mode. If you have an IPv6 connection to the Internet you probably had no problems using version 1.0.1.

Please try the newer version 1.0.2. I think you'll like the results. :)

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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Martyskinner: However likely you think that was the cause, DNSCrypt 1.0.2 doesn't work any better on OS X 10.9.3 than version 1.0.1 does. Even with a complete uninstall of DNSCrypt before installing 1.0.2, I still get the Standby message. By way, I found an uninstall button in the preference pane under the About tab. Unfortunately it doesn't do a very good job.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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Back to version 0.19. Did another manual uninstall for 1.0.2. It's easy with Find Any File. Ironic that DNSCrypt worked perfectly well for years as a beta and only began to fail once it reached final release. The developer really seems to have lost his mojo.

Martyskinner
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@B. Jefferson Le Blanc, I'm sorry that it isn't working for you. As always, YMMV. I'm sure that the package maintainer would love to work with you to find out what's wrong on your system. You can reach them via their GitHub account.

BTW, this GUI developer isn't the same as the one used by the 0.x versions. I'm grateful that they are trying to keep the code working.

MisterE
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BJLB,

Read this thread. https://github.com/alterstep/dnscrypt-osxclient/issues/4

or just do this...
install dnscrypt then search your whole hdd for "dnscrypt" and include system files. Throw away everything with "dnscrypt in the name and then restart. The install this new version and it should work.

That's what I did after this new version was released but didn't work for me at first. Stay away from that uninstall button it was problematic for me too!

MisterE
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Version 1.0.2

https://github.com/alterstep/dnscrypt-osxclient/releases/download/1.0.2/dnscrypt-osxclient-1.0.2.dmg

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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Martyskinner: I checked out the discussion thread on GitHub and I'm not the only one reporting the problem there, as I'm not the only one here. The developer seems to be unable to figure out what he did to break DNSCrypt. That's not an encouraging sign. So, like others, I will be staying with the beta, version 0.19 until the developer demonstrates he's got a clue.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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MisterE: As I've said, I manually uninstalled everything related to DNSCrypt several times and installed version 1.0.1 and then, after another uninstall, version 2.0.2 and, of course, restarted after each install, as required. It's great that it works for some people, but it doesn't work for me. I read the GitHub discussion and I'm not the only one with the problem. I posted a description of my issue there as well, so the developer can read my comments on his own blog if he doesn't follow us here. My considered opinion is that he simply doesn't know what he's doing. He took a perfectly good app and broke it. That's not what I call progress.

Madmacmad Member IconReview+120
Madmacmad
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many thxxx to the Dev who did this great Port!
I really recommend this to all Mac Users!
Works very good for me and i was using the Beta from beginning.
Also thx for the Retina Icon :-)
Now it only need a automatic update option...

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Version 1.0.1
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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The new version says that it is in Standby with an orange badge when I turn in on in the preference pane. What does that mean? It used to say Active.

Derekcurrie Member IconReview+721
Derekcurrie
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At last this is out of beta! (Where it lingered for years). This can be a cool tool as long as it works properly. Give it a try!

The future is: Encrypted Everything on the net.

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Version 1.0.1
artie505
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is well worth a look...more comprehensive security, but with awful OS X implementation.

And it still supports Snowy and Lion!

artie505
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Deleted important info:

https colon slash slash www dot trusteer.com/products/trusteer-rapport

artie505 Member IconComment+88
artie505
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The MacUpdate d/l link seems to be dead.

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Version 0.19
artie505 Member IconComment+88
artie505
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The MacUpdate d/l link is apparently dead.

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Version 0.19
Derekcurrie
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The link is working today!

artie505
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Yup! New updated version for 10.8 and up only.

Fred Brock Member IconReview+0
Fred Brock
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The developer has pulled this software for security concerns, but users were not notified! See the following:

Note from jedisct1 (the developer, apparently), dated 10/18/2013 on the OpenDNS support forum, here: "https://support.opendns.com/entries/22495514-DNSCrypt-always-overrides-PPTP-DNS-Mac-OSX".

"The OSX GUI is abandoned. dnscrypt-proxy < 1.3.3 has a vulnerability and these versions should not be used any more. I don\'t remember which version the OSX GUI ships with, but it\'s vulnerable for sure.

I might update the OSX GUI at some point, but until then, you should use dnscrypt-proxy alone."

October 16, 2013 11:02

My note to OpenDNS Support:
Shouldn’t you have sent out a message to users if this is a known vulnerability?? If nothing else, clicking the ‘Check for updates’ option in the OpenDNS GUI could say "DANGER...UNINSTALL!!’ instead of always saying “You’re up-to-date!"

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Version 0.19
artie505
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v 0.19 is still available from the dev's site, so I'm not sure what's up.

bbw7 Member IconComment+313
bbw7
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Current MU link gets "access denied" error. Download is available via dev's site.

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Version 0.19
user icon+52
Drbroom
Version 1.0.1
user icon+9
Widber
Version 1.0.1
user icon+16
Cyril-Howard
Version 0.19
user icon+9
jedisct1
Version 0.17
user icon+0
Dampier
Version 0.17
user icon+52
Ythara
Version 0.15
user icon+9
jedisct1
Version 0.15
user icon+27
Markh
Version 0.10
user icon+0
Macman77
Version 0.7
user icon+165
Rob.h
Version 0.7
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Date 08 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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