[Unbound-users] Unbound Android port

Marek Sebera marek.sebera at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 12:02:46 UTC 2015

Hello list,

I’d like to continue in discussion I’ve started here more than 1 year ago.

I was finally able to give it some time, and successfully cross-compiled Unbound DNS in version, and I’ve documented and automated the process a bit, you can see here:

So now the real question is, is there still demand for securing Android using Unbound DNS resolver, or did I made this for no one?

Final idea is to have Unbound Android application which will start the DNS service on unprivileged port (such as 5353) and will be used as optional DNS resolver for masses.
Or, having the installer package, will replace default Android resolver, either through IPTables (re-routing all 53 traffic through unbound on 5353) or modifying actual ROM.

Which effectively means, we won’t have to have ROOTed device to run the resolver and option we’ll be able to set it in WIFI/Cell-APN/Proxy/VPN settings.

Best Regards
Marek Sebera

> On 06 May 2014, at 13:21, Marek Sebera <marek.sebera at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think it could be done in two ways:
> 1) Library (native possibly) to integrate with applications (not requiring root obviously)
> 2) System demon with full unbound-configuration (important for various private networks, requires root device access)
> Also could help us with sneaky ISPs :-)
> On 06 May 2014, at 04:17, benfell at parts-unknown.org wrote:
>> Marek Sebera writes:
>>> is there any available Unbound port for ARM/x86 Android devices?
>>> I’d really like to have my DNS under control on my handy
>> I like this idea as well. I assume the device would need to be rooted to take advantage of it, however.
>> --
>> David Benfell
>> See https://parts-unknown.org/node/2 if you do not understand the attachment.

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