Acrylic DNS Proxy

A local DNS proxy which improves the performance of your computer

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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 the use of a custom HOSTS file (optimized for handling hundreds of thousands of domain names) with support for wildcards and regular expressions.

When you browse a web page a portion of the loading time is dedicated to name resolution while the rest is dedicated to the transfer of the web page contents. What Acrylic does is to reduce the time dedicated to name resolution for frequently visited addresses closest to zero possible. Furthermore Acrylic's sliding expiration caching mechanism and DNS silent updates are able to improve the browsing experience independently of the browser.

With Acrylic you can also gracefully overcome downtimes of your DNS servers without disrupting your work, because in that case you will at least be able to connect to your favourite websites and to your email server.

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  • mshobohm
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Good Software, but at the moment you need manual backup before you update to a new version or your Configuration and hosts files are lost, overwritten by the installer.

    Posted 07/21/2015
  • mjk3
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great project, great utility, great support... Now, if I had the equivalent in Linux ;-) - Mike

    Posted 04/04/2015
  • prionblank
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I find this project fascinating, I hope to see some updates from the Author :)

    Posted 07/02/2014
  • massonforge
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Trying it for some minutes and found 3 websites BLOCKED BY ACRYLIC! kioskea.net (online linux community) netheos.net (about trusted browser) kahunaburger.com (talk about DNS cache in Firefox) conclusions: UGLY!

    Posted 05/11/2014
  • brablc
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    We use this in conjunction with Vagrant to create a development environment. It works great!

    Posted 02/04/2014
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Additional Project Details

Languages

English

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

Programming Language

Delphi/Kylix

Registered

2005-05-20
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