Re: DNS server and hosts file???
From: Deji Akomolafe (deji_at_
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 07:31:11 -0800
As always, it's best to use the right tool for the right project. While
doing this host file stuffs may be cheap in terms of cash, using something
like ISA Server (or even SurfControl) is the "proper" way to accomplish
this, IMO. The cash you "save" by going the hosts file route will all be
spent on countless hours of maintaining multiple host files on multiple
clients, as well as procurring large supply of Aspirin and Tylenol.
Just to say, DNS was not designed for this.
-- Sincerely, Dèjì Akómöláfé, MCSE MCSA MCP+I www.akomolafe.com www.iyaburo.com Do you now realize that Today is the Tomorrow you were worried about Yesterday? -anon "Ace Fekay [MVP]" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:#V9pmNU$DHA.620@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... > "PJ" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:eaJQWDU$DHA.email@example.com... > > Hi all, > > > > Have a quastion. I want to block spyware programs access to spyware sites > on > > corporate network computers. I download HOSTS file with most spyware sites > > and plase it on our DNS servers - but as I see it didnot work (DNS did not > > use HOSTS file for lookup). > > > > Can I change this? > > May be possible to upload text file to DNS server cashe? > > > > Thank You... > > > > > > Hosts files on a machine areonly for that machine when resolving. So the > hosts file on a DNS server will only be good for YOU when you are cruising > the net from THAT machine. > > You would have to put the hosts files on each client individually. Can you > load it in DNS cache? NO. What you would need is to create the rogue spyware > zones individually in DNS and point them to 127.0.0.2 so they won't resolve, > unless there's a 3rd party tool to do that for you. > > -- > Regards, > Ace > > Please direct all replies to the newsgroup so all can benefit. > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties. > > Ace Fekay, MCSE 2000, MCSE+I, MCSA, MCT, MVP > Microsoft Windows MVP - Active Directory > -- > ================================= > > >