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 From:  "ryanag at zoominternet dot net" <ryanag at zoominternet dot net>
 To:  Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  David Courtney <blixel at gmail dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch, "A dot L dot M dot Buxey at lboro dot ac dot uk" <A dot L dot M dot Buxey at lboro dot ac dot uk>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Host list feature request
 Date:  Mon, 04 Apr 2005 21:53:41 -0400
Ugh, that stinks.

It worked when I used smoothwall and ipcop.

> A bettter application would be to use squid for www proxy or one of
> the many open-source third party soluitions like censornet

Or have it in m0n0wall. ;-)

A $10 dlink router I got from tigerdirect (literally - it ran me $10
after rebate) has this functionality built in. Enter a hostname in the
blocked hostname list and its blocked, no proxy required.


On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 21:28 -0400, Don Munyak wrote:
> I just checked with someone I belive to be quite knowledgeable in the
> MS world. I won't bother listing all his credentials.
> 
> Anyway, MS Server DNS does not query the hosts file during a dns
> request. hosts files are used from the clients perspective..ie opening
> up a browser session on a server is a client action, not server
> service.
> 
> While making a list is possible, it would mean creating (A) host
> records for all the places you don't want users to go
> to..MANUALLY...in the dns file.
> 
> A bettter application would be to use squid for www proxy or one of
> the many open-source third party soluitions like censornet
> (http://www.censornet.com/) .
> 
> While I personally do not have experience with censornet, I have peers
> of mine using with great success...for what it's worth.
> 
> - Don
> 
> 
> 
> On Apr 4, 2005 7:32 PM, ryanag at zoominternet dot net <ryanag at zoominternet dot net> wrote:
> > Clear DNS cache. Might not be necessary....I don't know in what order
> > server 2k3 looks at DNS entries.
> > 
> > On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 16:15 -0400, David Courtney wrote:
> > > > I suspect, although I don't know for sure, but I believe it would work very
> > > > like it does on a workstation.
> > > >
> > > > Drop the hosts file in the right location under /etc and reboot.
> > >
> > > What's the point of rebooting?
> > >
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