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'Stubby' is an application that acts as a local DNS Privacy stub resolver (using DNS-over-TLS). Stubby encrypts DNS queries sent from a client machine (desktop or laptop) to a DNS Privacy resolver increasing end user privacy.

Stubby is developed by the getdns project.

For more background and FAQ see our About Stubby page. Stubby is in the early stages of development but is suitable for technical/advanced users. A more generally user-friendly version is on the way! Stubby is being moved to its own home on github so keep an eye on this page for updates. Why Use Stubby?

Read about the problem with DNS Privacy and how Stubby helps

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  • Runs as a daemon listening on the loopback  addresses (127.0.0.1, ::0) 
  • Sends all outgoing DNS queries received on those addresses out over TLS
  • Uses a default configuration which provides Strict Privacy and uses a subset of the available DNS Privacy servers

Stubby was first available in uses getdns, it is recommended to use the 1.1.1 release or later of getdns, it is recommended to use the latest getdns stable release.

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Stubby is being moved to its own home on github so keep an eye on this page for updates on how to install the latest version!

Stubby is supported on several platforms:

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