[linux-elitists] Privacy micro-HOWTO

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Tue Apr 25 15:36:40 PDT 2000


Humbly submitted for your review, a quick-and-dirty set of instructions
for the simplest method for protecting users from intrusive tracking.
Suggestions welcome.


Step 1. Install BIND:
Debian: # apt-get install bind

Red Hat: get the "bind" and "caching-nameserver" RPMS, then install
them:
# rpm -i bind-8.2.2_P5-9.i386.rpm caching-nameserver-6.2-2.noarch.rpm 


Step 2: Add the doubleclick.net zone:

On Debian, edit the file /etc/bind/named.conf and add the following
lines to the end:

// doubleclick.net must die
zone "doubleclick.net" {
      type master;
      file "/etc/bind/db.local";
};

On Red Hat, edit the file /etc/named.conf and add the following
lines to the end:

// doubleclick.net must die
zone "doubleclick.net" {
      type master;
      file "named.local";
};



Step 3: Restart BIND:
On Debian:
# /etc/init.d/bind restart

On Red Hat:
# /etc/rc.d/init.d/named restart


Step 4:
Edit /etc/resolv.conf (or equivalent) on the machines you want
to protect.  Change the "nameserver" line to list your nameserver. 

Step 5:
You will now see broken images instead of doubleclick.net ads.
Beaujolais!

For more information:
Pigdog Journal: http://www.pigdog.org/auto/liberty/shortfeature/1307.html
DNS HOWTO:      http://linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/DNS-HOWTO.html

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