dproxy is a DNS proxy written in golang
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dproxy is a dns proxy written in golang. The proxy runs at a dns level and is able to route specific DNS traffic to multiple backend servers.
This tool was designed to run multiple different dns servers on one box. For example if you wanted to run 3 nameservers completely independent from each other, toss dproxy up and point the configuration to the backend nameservers.

Runnign dproxy

There are 3 main ways to run dproxy:

  1. From Source: To run dproxy from source we need to pull the required golang depdencies and then run. We can accomplish this with make.
    make dependencies and then make run. If you want to statically compile dproxy for portability use make stat instead of make run and the statically compiled binary will be produced in bin/.

  2. ACI/rkt: We have public rkt images hosted on unixvoid.com. You can download the image from here or give us a fetch with rkt fetch unixvoid.com/cryodns. This image can be run with rkt or you can grab our service file and run with systemd.

  3. Docker: We have dproxy pre-packaged over on the dockerhub, go grab the latest and run: docker run -d -p 53:53 unixvoid/dproxy.

Server Configuration

The server configuration is pretty straightforward, the following is the default configuration that dproxy ships with.

[dproxy]								# this section is the start of the server main config.
	loglevel			= "debug"		# loglevel, this can be one of [debug, cluster, info, error]
	port				= 53			# port for the DNS server to listen on
	upstreamlocation	= "upstream/"	# the location for all upstream server configs. (see upstream configuration)
	upstreamextension	= ".prox"		# file extention that dproxy will parse for upstreams
	usemasterupstream	= true			# unsed right now, we will add in a way to return a non-authoritative DNS response when set to flase
	masterupstream		= ""	# upstream DNS server to use when entry is not found locally

[redis]									# this section is the start of the redis configuration
	host			= "localhost:6379"	# ip and port to connect to redis on
	password		= ""				# password for the redis server (if it has one)

Upstream Configuration

dproxy uses an INI style configuration for configuring upstream proxies. dproxy parses these configurations at runtime and effects will not be implimented until the application is restarted. These upstream files can be all crammed into one file, split into different files per domain, or a mix of both. By default all domain configs are stored in the directory upstream/, and all of the files must have the file extention .prox. Both of these settings (directory and extension) can be set in the main server configuration file. The following is part what I use on my production stack.


	address		=
	port		= 8054

	address		=
	port		= 8054


	address		=
	port		= 8053

	address		=
	port		= 8053

In these configs I use two different DNS servers running on the backend. One for unixvoid.com and one for cryo.network. In each of these nameservers I redirect any subdomain ie *.unixvoid.com and the domain itself ie unixvoid.com. You can also set specific subdomains if you want to. There is no limit to how much is parsed or putting more than one domain in one file. For instance I could have both of these domains unixvoid.com and cryo.network into one config, but instead I chose to break them into 2 different files for portability.

rkt cleanup

to cleanup unused/stored rkt images use: sudo rkt image rm $(sudo rkt image list --fields=id --no-legend). this will do a rkt image rm on all image id's