Download the signing key, add it to your device with
opkg-key add public.key, and then select the version that matches your device (check
/etc/openwrt_release or the LuCI status page):
These repositories offer two versions of dnsdist:
Enabled features: dns-over-tls(openssl) dns-over-https(DOH) outgoing-dns-over-https(nghttp2)
Enabled features: cdb dns-over-tls(gnutls openssl) dns-over-https(DOH) dnscrypt ebpf fstrm ipcipher libeditr libsodium lmdb outgoing-dns-over-https(nghttp2) protobuf re2 snmp
If you do your own builds based on our package definition you can also build a version that is exactly right for your needs.
Download and install the signing key:
root@OpenWrt:~# cd /tmp root@OpenWrt:/tmp# wget https://repo.powerdns.com/openwrt/public.key Downloading 'https://repo.powerdns.com/openwrt/public.key' Connecting to 18.104.22.168:443 Writing to 'public.key' public.key 100% |*******************************| 118 0:00:00 ETA Download completed (118 bytes) root@OpenWrt:/tmp# opkg-key add public.key
Then, pick your OpenWrt version above, followed by your architecture (see
opkg print-architecture to find the right one).
Follow the instructions there (at least the
echo), then continue reading here.
With the feed configured, three packages become available:
See above for an explanation of
dnsdist-maindns is a meta package that configures dnsdist to replace dnsmasq.
opkg has limited conflict resolution, installation takes an extra step:
root@OpenWrt:~# opkg remove odhcpd-ipv6only Removing package odhcpd-ipv6only from root... root@OpenWrt:~# opkg install dnsdist-maindns Installing dnsdist-maindns (1.8.0-pdns5) to root... Downloading https://repo.powerdns.com/openwrt/OpenWrt_22.03/arm_cortex-a9_vfpv3-d16/dnsdist/dnsdist-maindns_1.8.0-pdns5_all.ipk Installing odhcpd (2023-01-02-4a673e1c-2) to root... Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/22.03.2/packages/arm_cortex-a9_vfpv3-d16/base/odhcpd_2023-01-02-4a673e1c-2_arm_cortex-a9_vfpv3-d16.ipk Configuring odhcpd. odhcpd Configuring dnsdist-maindns. dnsmasq disabled, odhcpd set up, dnsdist enabled Please reboot root@OpenWrt:~# reboot
If, after reboot, DNS does not work, and
logread shows a line like:
dnsdist: No downstream servers defined: all packets will get dropped
then make sure that whatever configures your WAN fills
As a workaround until you debug that problem, you can do:
root@OpenWrt:~# echo nameserver 22.214.171.124 > /tmp/resolv.conf.d/resolv.conf.auto root@OpenWrt:~# /etc/init.d/dnsdist restart
This workaround example uses Quad9’s resolver (which dnsdist will auto-upgrade to DoT). You can of course substitute your own preferred resolver.