Blocking undesirable domains using BIND

Erich Dollansky oceanare at
Mon Dec 31 07:28:47 PST 2007


Maxim Khitrov wrote:
> On Dec 30, 2007 12:31 PM, Darren Spruell <phatbuckett at> wrote:
>> On Dec 30, 2007 9:52 AM, Maxim Khitrov <mkhitrov at> wrote:

> I then installed dnsmasq, which is able to read domain info from the
> hosts file. Just for the fun of it, I loaded domains from all the
> sources I've gathered into a separate hosts file - a total of 155,150
> entries. Dnsmasq loaded that file and has been running for several
> minutes now. It's currently taking up a total of 17MB! Now granted, it
> doesn't need to deal with whole zone files, but this still goes to
> show the level of efficiency that can be achieved in theory even with
> this many entries.

this sounds like a perfect solution for me too. I will have to try this 
next year.


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