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 From:  Forest Bond - Logic Supply <forest dot bond at logicsupply dot com>
 To:  Tim Vaughan <talltim at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] filter blacklist
 Date:  Thu, 5 Jan 2006 09:33:55 -0500
> I tried uploading the hosts file at everythingisnt.com/hosts to
> /etc/hosts using exec.php.  It worked ok but machines inside the
> network using the m0n0wall as DNS server can still access the blocked
> hosts (i.e. ads.doubleclick.net is redirected to but still
> is accessible).
> I was hoping that this would result in these ad servers being blocked
> but it hasn't worked like I expected.  What am I doing wrong?

My understanding is that /etc/hosts is not used by DNS servers running 
on the machine, only by other software requesting name lookups.  The 
forwarding DNS server running on m0n0wall will happily ignore any 
changes you make to /etc/hosts, won't it?

Forest Bond
Logic Supply, Inc.
Phone: (802) 244-8302 x413
Fax: (802) 244-7938
forest dot bond at logicsupply dot com