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[Release] dnscrypt installer for asuswrt

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by bigeyes0x0, Dec 3, 2016.

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  1. Xentrk

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    Many consider dnscrypt to be deprecated now that DNS over TLS (DoT) is available. Support for DoT was added to Asuswrt-Merlin firmware in 384.11 release:

    dnsprivacy.org has a good summary of the DNS privacy solutions on their site as does tenta.com.
     
  2. sbsnb

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    You still need DNSCrypt if you want to use OpenNIC servers.
     
  3. Sun Tzu

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    @JaimeZX

    Thank you for the information, I shall try following your guide and setting things up. It seems though that AMTM is still installed directly on Jffs area, is that okay or would a USB flash drive be better?

    @Xentrk

    Thank you for those resources, but I've already come across and read them. However I also came across https://dnscrypt.info/faq/ page where it states pros and cons of each DNS protocol and according to that page it looks like Dnscrypt is the safest of all and DoT seems to get a lot of thumbs down. I am not sure how accurate the information is, but that's one of the reasons why I really like to set up dnscrypt-proxy v2 on my RT-AC86U. :)
     
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    Of course the website about dnscrypt is going to "big-up" its own protocol...
     
  5. RMerlin

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    DNSCrypt is a proprietary standard, while DoT is an approved IETF standard. That alone should seal DNSCrypt's fate.
     
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    A USB drive is still flash memory... but I'm running everything on the USB drive. I didn't think you could install it on the router directly?
     
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    Yes, but it’s cheaper to buy a new USB drive than a new router when it’s worn out.
     
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    So when you install AMTM using your guide, does it install it to USB flash drive or JFFS on the router?
     
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  11. Sun Tzu

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    Thank you everyone for your help. I have set up the amtm succesfully, formatted the USB flash drive and installed entware. Afterwards I also installed dnscrypt using the instructions on the first page of this thread. Really happy it works. :) Is it possible to install dnscrypt on the USB flash drive? It seems that amtm doesn't support dnscrypt anymore, so can't do it that way.

    Thanks again.
     
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