Spamhaus Override

Peter Dambier peter at
Tue Oct 10 18:45:20 UTC 2006

I just added to my /etc/named.conf


zone "" {
type stub;
file "stub/";
masters {; };


On my system "BIND 9.4.0b2" it creates the file /somewhere/stub/stub/

$TTL 259200     ; 3 days            IN SOA (
                                 2006100802 ; serial
                                 3600       ; refresh (1 hour)
                                 600        ; retry (10 minutes)
                                 2419200    ; expire (4 weeks)
                                 3600       ; minimum (1 hour)
$TTL 172800     ; 2 days

and I used only spamhaus's own nameserver. You never know...


Kind regards
Peter and Karin

Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Oct 2006, Andy Getz wrote:
> Just create a local zone for them.  I would contact THEM to see if you can 
> even slave the domain name, but if not a bunch of nslookups MIGHT be 
> sufficient, depending on how thorough you are.  This is probably NOT the 
> way to go about this, however.
> See also:
> -Dan
>>Hello all,
>>I would imagine many of you are as concerned as I about the Illinois
>>court order
>>( that
>>threatens to rescind Spamhaus's domain name via ICANN.  As the operator
>>of a small but significant (to my clients, at any rate) resolving
>>nameserver, what can I change in my configuration in order to keep
>> resolving?  Is something as kludgy as a source patch
>>required to override resolution of a domain, or can I do something fancy
>>with my configuration?  Ideally there is something I can do to my
>>nameserver that will have the same effect on resolution for my clients
>>that a change to my hosts file would have on my own box.
>>I hope for the sake of my inbox that I'm not the only one contemplating
>>such solutions...
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