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  • iodine

    Official git repo for iodine dns tunnel

    A regular proxy on port 53 might work? Is it necessary to actually use DNS?

    Otherwise there's

  • dyna53

    Route53 as a database, with DynamoDB-compatible API

    Actually I turned DNS into a database ;)

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    A DNS server that offers useful utilities and services over the DNS protocol. Weather, world time, unit conversion etc.

    It's always amusing to see DNS "hackery"[1] like this, and always makes me go back to DNS Toys (, which generated a huge discussion on HN a year ago [2]


    [1] well, it's not really hackery if you're being pedantic, since it's doing what the spec allows it to do

    [2] DNS Toys (946 points):

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