[SURBL-Discuss] DNS for dummies

Raymond Dijkxhoorn raymond at prolocation.net
Wed May 19 20:29:20 CEST 2004


> Hi all.. I'm a wanna be Linux guy who somehow, even with my own ineptitude,
> managed to get SA 2.63 with Qmail up and running on Redhat 9.0!  Recently I
> got the SURBL's working and they have helped a LOT (I have a very weak box
> that is running SA.. so the lookups saved a lot of processing time!)..
> however..

What version of the URI are you using ? 

> I have noticed my outgoing traffic on our T1 has shot through the roof.  I
> currently have the Linux box using our ISP's DNS server for lookups.. I'm
> guessing it would be much more efficient if I had the linux box do it, cache
> it.. I've even read about having it transfer the SURBL zones directly so
> that lookups remain local..
> Has anybody written a "HOWTO DNS" for dummies.. that could help walk me
> through setting this up on my Linux box?

Ohw on your local box its simple:

Install (via RPM) bind and caching-nameserver 

Start bind, and edit your /etc/resolve.conf to look on localhost first.


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