[linux-elitists] Privacy micro-HOWTO

Emanuel Pirker epirker@edu.uni-klu.ac.at
Wed Apr 26 00:16:32 PDT 2000


You can also install the junkbuster package. It filters doubleclick per
default, and LOTS of other ad sites/URLs. Can be combined with squid if
desired.


I think it should be possible to improve Don's method by adding a virtual
host on your fake doubleclick server that displays a small white box as
404 error document.

Cheers!

Emanuel


On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, Don Marti wrote:

> 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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