dnsproxy - proxy for DNS queries

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name dnsproxy
Package version 1.16
Package release 0.1build2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 56 B
Download size 14.82 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
dnsproxy forwards DNS queries to two previously configured nameservers:
one for authoritative queries and another for recursive queries.
The received answers are sent back to the client unchanged.
No local caching is done.
Primary motivation for this project was the need to replace Bind servers with
djbdns in an ISP environment. These servers get recursive queries from
customers and authoritative queries from outside at the same IP address.
Now it is possible to run dnscache and tinydns on the same machine with
queries dispatched by dnsproxy.
Another possible scenario is a firewall where proxy queries should be
forwarded to the real server in a DMZ.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dnsproxy_1.16-0.1build2_i386.deb 1.16 i386 Ubuntu Universe
dnsproxy - - -


Name Value
adduser -
libc6 >= 2.4
libevent-2.1-6 >= 2.1.8-stable
lsb-base -


Type URL
Binary Package dnsproxy_1.16-0.1build2_amd64.deb
Source Package dnsproxy

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dnsproxy deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dnsproxy




2017-07-31 - Steve Langasek <steve.langasek@ubuntu.com>
dnsproxy (1.16-0.1build2) artful; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild against libevent-2.1-6
2011-07-10 - Bhavani Shankar <bhavi@ubuntu.com>
dnsproxy (1.16-0.1build1) oneiric; urgency=low
* No change rebuild against new libevent.
2010-04-30 - Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
dnsproxy (1.16-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
- New upstream release.
Fixes "fails to start with libevent newer than 1.4.13"
(RC bug Grave; Closes: #576587).
* debian/compat
- Update to 7.
* debian/control
- (Build-Depends): update debhelper to 7.1
- (Standards-Version): Update to 3.8.4.
* debian/init.d
- (INIT INFO::Required-Start): add $remote_fs (E: Lintian).
- (INIT INFO::Required-Stop): add $remote_fs (E: Lintian).
* debian/rules
- (clean): Change dh_clean to dh_prep (Lintian).
2009-01-13 - Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@debian.org>
dnsproxy (1.15-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Moving to quilt as a patch system:
+ Replace depend on dpatch with a depend on quilt
+ Include quilt.make instead of dpatch.make in debian/rules
+ Renamed file 00list to series
+ Rename patches and remove dpatch cruft from them
* Added a README.source file to document patch handling for policy
* Updated Standards-Version
* Updated maintainer email address
2008-02-12 - Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@in-medias-res.com>
dnsproxy (1.15-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Added ${misc:Depends} to the depends of the binary package for the case
that the debhelpers makes use of it
* Make sure that config.sub and config.guess are up to date to make porters
work easier
* Delete config.sub and config.guess in clean target to avoid that it gets
into the diff.gz when built two times in a row
* Install dnsproxy binary with permission mask 755 instead of 555
* Rewritten the init script:
+ Now features a status action to show the status of dnsproxy
+ Uses the standard lsb functions
* Added a depend on lsb-base because its required for the init script
* Added a patch for the wrong use of hypens in the manpage
* Replace (C) and (c) with appropriate (legally entitled) copyright symbol
* Add missing licensing and copyright information for libevent/compat/tree.h
to debian/copyright and clarify copyright situation a bit more by
specifying correct years
* Replace explicit listing of years with a earliest year - latest year
variant in copyright information.
* Fixed use of wrong path in machine-parseable copyright information for
* Added missing years to machine-readable part of the copyright file
2007-12-03 - Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@in-medias-res.com>
dnsproxy (1.15-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Made build-stamp target depend on config.status to fix
problems with parallel builds
* Updated to Standards-Version 3.7.3
2007-11-30 - Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@in-medias-res.com>
dnsproxy (1.15-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Use the new Homepage field
* Only use --host argument to configure if cross-building
* Added marchine-parseable part to debian/copyright
* Added Vcs-Headers to debian/control
2007-02-01 - Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@in-medias-res.com>
dnsproxy (1.15-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Did some changes to fix build errors:
- Added a patch to fix missing prototypes
- Added an option in CFLAGS to include a _USE_GNU define
- Added groff-base to build dependencies
(Closes: #404898)
2006-12-16 - Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@in-medias-res.com>
dnsproxy (1.15-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #402597)
* Added an init script
* Added debian-specific notes to README.Debian

See Also

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dnsrecon_0.8.12-1_all.deb Powerful DNS enumeration script
dnss_0.0~git20170810.0.860d2af1-1_amd64.deb Daemon for encapsulating DNS over HTTPS
dnssec-trigger_0.13-6build1_amd64.deb reconfiguration tool to make DNSSEC work
dnstap-ldns_0.2.0-3_amd64.deb Utility that can decode dnstap encoded files
dnstop_20120611-2build2_amd64.deb console tool to analyze DNS traffic
dnsvi_1.2_all.deb edit dynamic DNS zones using vi
dnsviz_0.6.6-1_all.deb Tools for analyzing and visualizing DNS and DNSSEC behavior
dnswalk_2.0.2.dfsg.1-1_all.deb Checks dns zone information using nameserver lookups
doc-central_1.8.3_all.deb web-based documentation browser
doc-debian-fr_3.1.3.2_all.deb Debian Manuals, FAQs and other documents in French
doc-debian_6.4_all.deb Debian Project documentation and other documents
doc-linux-fr-html_2013.01-3ubuntu1_all.deb Linux docs in French: HOWTOs, MetaFAQs in HTML format
doc-linux-fr-pdf_2013.01-3ubuntu1_all.deb Linux docs in French: HOWTOs, MetaFAQs in PDF format
doc-linux-fr-ps_2013.01-3ubuntu1_all.deb Linux docs in French: HOWTOs, MetaFAQs in PostScript format
doc-linux-fr-text_2013.01-3ubuntu1_all.deb Linux docs in French: HOWTOs, MetaFAQs in text format