A local DNS proxy which improves your Internet performance

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  • 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
  • itsinmyhead
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I love it! I have set this up on one computer and my entire house's dns queries go through it.

    Posted 02/03/2014
  • wjlanders
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    While using a VPN (Cotse), I discovered that my Windows 7 system was leaking the DNS every time I went to a website through the VPN proxy. What was happening was the proxy was using encryption to resolve the addresses correctly, however, W7 was also somehow resolving the address through my ISP. So my ISP could tell and log everywhere I was going, rendering the VPN service worthless. I solved this by blocking the DNS addresses with my firewall. The problem was that I had other programs I had written that needed to resolve site addresses to run. Upon finding Acrylic DNS Proxy, I was able to simply disable the firewall, start my programs, and then enable the firewall again. Now when these programs start, Acrylic provides the needed ip addresses to them.

    Posted 01/04/2014
  • thelmadavis
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great software, thank you.

    Posted 06/22/2013
  • nolansanders
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    acrylic works great

    Posted 02/16/2013
  • jacksongomez
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great app

    Posted 01/22/2013
  • dillonmatthews
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    great program acrylic, thanks.

    Posted 09/18/2012
  • colewalton
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Works, very small, no complaints.

    Posted 03/25/2012
  • willianbr
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I like it. It's small a work fine. About Jacob A Bruinsma comments. 1) Edit the HOST file must be always a admin job, or a admin group member; 2) Detect host change it's usefull, I agree. 3) A GUI feature can be implemented, but it's more easy if it was on web browser (mini HTTP embeded server/ Like HFS did it. <www.rejetto.com/hfs/>). 4) It's a Pascal code. It's probably more easy to rewrite some parts of code to compile with Lazarus <www.lazarus.freepascal.org/Em cache - Similares >(Windows, Linux e Mac OS X). But I'll play with it. It can be helpfull on other project. Thank you mayakron! You really did a great job!

    Posted 02/03/2012
  • staplerfahrer
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    Great application. Easy to use, works well, great filtering capabilities. Confirmed compatible with Windows 7 32 bit, haven't tried x64 yet. Small critical note 1: editing the hosts file requires admin permissions due to its location in %programfiles% - where it strictly doesn't belong and possibly for security reasons. Small critical note 2: the service doesn't detect changes to the hosts file and requires a manual service restart, seems kind of brute-force to me. Small critical note 3: I would love to have a GUI of some sort for adding new host file entries, finding old entries, viewing the log and restarting the service. I would build one myself but ideally that should be part of this application as an add-on, and I don't have Delphi. Pop me a note if you'd like me to start something in .NET to perform this functionality.

    Posted 11/22/2011