[SURBL-Discuss] DNS for dummies

rleonard at opto22.com rleonard at opto22.com
Wed May 19 13:41:02 CEST 2004

I think I got it.. I added..

chkconfig --level 2345 named on
I modified the resolv.conf to point to localhost first...

I installed caching-nameserver..

Do I need to do anything else?  Does bind automatically know about


-----Original Message-----
From: Raymond Dijkxhoorn [mailto:raymond at prolocation.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 10:29 AM
To: SURBL Discussion list
Subject: Re: [SURBL-Discuss] DNS for dummies


> Hi all.. I'm a wanna be Linux guy who somehow, even with my own
> managed to get SA 2.63 with Qmail up and running on Redhat 9.0!  Recently
> 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,
> 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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