DNS server's 404 screen

John Pierce john.j35 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 16:34:16 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Derek Broughton <derek at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Paul Rumelhart wrote:
>> Occasionally, I've had to tell the dnsmasq service to restart when I
>> start getting those errors, which took care of them right away.
>> Usually, though, I don't even see them anymore.  I've also noticed a
>> general performance increase while surfing the web.  I assume my ISP
>> needs to invest in more robust DNS servers.
> _I_ assume (with some agreement from other users) that my ISP (actually my
> ISP's provider) actively roots some percentage of DNS requests to a page
> that looks like a typical domain squatter.  I got around _that_ by forcing
> that particular domain to 404.  I'd rather get "not found" errors than see
> their advertizing.
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Why even bother with your isp's DNS servers.  It is linux, fire up
bind9 and configure it to be your dns server.

I never query my isp for a name, it all happens on my local machine.

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