Using bind and ad blocking

Olliver Schinagl oliver at
Fri Feb 5 21:25:39 UTC 2016

Hey Grant,

On 30-01-16 03:39, Grant Taylor wrote:
> On 01/23/2016 01:47 PM, Olliver Schinagl wrote:
>> recently I updated to bind-9.10 and noticed that an illegal setup was
>> finally disallowed. Good things, but I (and others I'm sure) kind of
>> miss-used this ability. With the change however, I am now looking for
>> help on restoring similar behavior. Let me explain.
> I'm doing something similar with static zones on recent versions of Bind.
> What specific error(s) are you getting?
I have configured my ad zone as a 'regular' set of zones all pointing to 
the same 'null' zone and the only problem I really have is that the 
newer binds no longer allows you to to do that, point to the same null 
zone as it is technically a writable zone.
> I would also suggest you take a look at Response Policy Zone, as I
> think it would be more efficient (less memory and faster) than loading
> potentially thousands of zones almost empty zones.
I have not heard of RPZ's before, but I'm looking into it as it may be 
just what I need.
> As a bonus, you could dynamically add / update / remove records from
> the RPZ zone without needing to restart Bind.

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