Acrylic DNS Proxy

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  1. atomomega

    atomomega Registered Member

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    Hello all,

    I started to use Acrylic DNS Proxy, but haven't found many references on google nor here at Wilders. I'm currently running it alongside OpenDNS (set at router level). I would like to hear if someone's using it at the moment, and what's you configuration?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. 3inchblue

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    I haven't really set it up to much.
    Basic config used, added some 127.0.0.1 addresses to it's host.
    Hoping it does ipv6 or will in the future.
     
  3. atomomega

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    Thank you for your input. I'm currently struggling a bit with the console saying BIND to address 0.0.0.0 has failed so I'm not sure if this is even running properly on my system...
     
  4. 3inchblue

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    should show something like this in it's .ini file:

    LocalBindingAddress=0.0.0.0
    ;
    ; The UDP port at which Acrylic responds. The default value of 53 is the
    ; standard port for DNS resolution. You should change this value only if
    ; you are using a non standard DNS client.
    ;
    LocalBindingPort=53
    ;
    ; The file name of the hit log into which every incoming DNS packet seen by
    ; Acrylic gets logged. You can specify here an absolute or a relative path and
    ; a sort of daily log rotation can be achieved by including the %DATE% template
    ; within the name.

    I don't know about the attwmpted bind, in the command seen?
    there should be a new service seen as "Acrylic DNS Proxy Service".

    Have you tried to manually start the service and restart it from the subolder called 'config" seen in the All Programs listing.
     
  5. 3inchblue

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    also the hits and stats log should show signs of activity:

    ; In the hit log, along with the packet timestamp, client address and host name
    ; there's a treatment field (how Acrylic treated it). Possibile values are:
    ;
    ; B -> Explicitly blocked
    ; H -> Resolved from the HOSTS cache
    ; C -> Resolved from the Acrylic cache
    ; F -> Forwarded to the configured DNS servers
    ; R -> Received from one of the configured DNS servers
    ; U -> Silent update from one of the configured DNS servers
    ;
    ; Example:
    ;
    ; HitLogFileName=HitLog.%DATE%.txt
    ;
    HitLogFileName=C:\Program Files (x86)\Acrylic DNS Proxy\Hitlog.%DATE%.txt
    ;
    ; The filter which controls what gets logged into the hit log and what's not.
    ; A valid filter is whatever combination of packet types (for their meaning
    ; see the previous note) specified in any order.
    ;
    HitLogFileWhat=BHCFRU
    ;
    ; The file name of the stats log into which Acrylic saves informations
    ; about the performance of your DNS servers and some statistical data about
    ; the fate of your DNS requests. You can specify here an absolute or a relative
    ; path.
    ;
    StatsLogFileName=C:\Program Files (x86)\Acrylic DNS Proxy\StatsLog.txt

    oh don't forget to set the dns servers in the network properties now to 127.0.0.1 to make acrylic work. Windows has to be forced to used the new local host dns proxy connections. A reboot maybe needed to make the change effective.
     
  6. atomomega

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    Thank you very much for your help! You know what it was? I was running the service and the console at the same time. Duh!
    I e-mailed Massimo last nite regarding this and he replied this morning with that question... So it seems to be working fine now. I'm no longer getting the failure message
     
  7. 3inchblue

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    Great!
    I never did get the right solution, but I tried.
    Fast response with the correct answer, too.

    How the acrylic working out so far for you?
    Seems to be doing ok for me.
     
  8. atomomega

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    hehe and I thank you for trying! ;)
    It's working great. I've really noticed an improvement on address resolving and content loading.
     
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