Blocking undesirable domains using BIND

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Fri Dec 28 07:50:06 PST 2007

Olivier Nicole wrote:
>> Again, I'm not trying to convince you otherwise or say that using
>> BIND is a bad idea.  It's just that I'm curious because we use
>> Squid for this sort of thing, and I was wondering why BIND instead?
> I think another issue is that Squid will only filter HTTP/FTP
> connections, while DNS would allow to filter any type of traffic that
> would try to go to places with a bad name.
> Olivier

In the absence of egress filtering on the firewall, that
would definitely be an advantage.  Does anyone use BIND
for filtering in a small to medium business environment
then?  How does it perform?

Kevin Kinsey
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