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I've installed DNScrypt proxy from and installed it under Ubuntu 11.10 x64. I started the proxy by

sudo /usr/sbin/dnscrypt-proxy --daemonize

syslog states

dnscrypt-proxy[2615]: dnscrypt-proxy is ready: proxying from [] to []

I set the dns to localhost and restart the connection by gui. But the local dns can not be reached:

dnscrypt-proxy[2615]: dnscrypt-proxy is ready: proxying from [] to []


PID/Program name
tcp        0      0  *               LISTEN          2231/dnscrypt-proxy

Someone has an idea? Thanks a lot!

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marked as duplicate by Mitch, Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen, Basharat Sialvi, user68186 May 8 '13 at 13:58

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sudo /usr/sbin/dnscrypt-proxy --daemonize --tcp-only

I think there is a bug in UDP connection to dnscrypt

More info

connection timeout after 60 seconds

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Try setting the DNS servers to:,

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At least for Ubuntu 12.04 the issue is local DNS cache running on (dnsmasq). has a walk through and a script to change the local listening IP to

Scroll down to the Ubuntu section. I have it working for both 11.10 x64 and 12.04 x64 using their script. Initially it was not working on 11.10 but a full reboot resolved it.

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