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Change the blurb to something closer to the awesome summary by sthen@

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6 6 Description
7 7 -----------
8 8
9   -DNSCrypt is a slight variation on [DNSCurve](
  9 +dnscrypt-proxy provides local service which can be used directly as
  10 +your local resolver or as a DNS forwarder, encrypting and
  11 +authenticating requests using the DNSCrypt protocol and passing them
  12 +to an upstream server, by default OpenDNS who run this on their
  13 +resolvers.
10 14
11   -DNSCurve improves the confidentiality and integrity of DNS requests using
12   -high-speed high-security elliptic-curve cryptography. Best of all,
13   -DNSCurve has very low overhead and adds virtually no latency to
14   -queries.
  15 +The DNSCrypt protocol uses high-speed high-security elliptic-curve
  16 +cryptography and is very similar to [DNSCurve](,
  17 +but focuses on securing communications between a client and its first-level
  18 +resolver.
15 19
16   -DNSCurve aims at securing the entire chain down to authoritative
17   -servers. However, it only works with authoritative servers that explicitly
18   -support the protocol. And unfortunately, DNSCurve hasn't received much
19   -adoption yet.
20   -
21   -The DNSCrypt protocol is very similar to DNSCurve, but focuses on
22   -securing communications between a client and its first-level resolver.
23 20 While not providing end-to-end security, it protects the local
24   -network (which is often the weakest link in the chain) against
  21 +network, which is often the weakest point of the chain, against
25 22 man-in-the-middle attacks. It also provides some confidentiality to
26 23 DNS queries.
27 24
28   -The DNSCrypt daemon acts as a DNS proxy between a regular client, like
29   -a DNS cache or an operating system stub resolver, and a DNSCrypt-aware
30   -resolver, like OpenDNS.
31   -
32 25 Installation
33 26 ------------
34 27

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