AdBlocking using BIND DNS Server

The purpose of the tutorial is to setup an ads blocking using Bind9 DNS Server. Tutorial is divided into 2 section: Setup Pixelserv and Setup AdBlock script for Bind9.
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1. Setup Pixelserv

Pixelserv is a super minimal webserver, it’s one and only purpose is serving a 1×1 pixel transparent gif file. We will redirect web requests, for adverts, to our pixelserv (running in the same bind9 server).

Install Pixelserv

cd /usr/local/bin/
curl http://proxytunnel.sourceforge.net/files/pixelserv.pl.txt > pixelserv
chmod 755 pixelserv

We now need a simple init script for starting/stopping pixelserv, as /etc/init.d/pixelserv.

#! /bin/sh
# /etc/init.d/pixelserv
#
# Carry out specific functions when asked to by the system
case "$1" in
start)
echo "Starting pixelserv "
/usr/local/bin/pixelserv &
;;
stop)
echo "Stopping script pixelserv"
killall pixelserv
;;
*)
echo "Usage: /etc/init.d/pixelserv {start|stop}"
exit 1
;;
esac

exit 0
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/pixelserv

Add pixelserv to startup

update-rc.d pixelserv defaults

Run pixelserv

/etc/init.d/pixelserv start

bind9

2. AdBlock for Bind9

Create new file, /etc/bind/update.sh

curl "http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/serverlist.php?hostformat=bindconfig&showintro=0&mimetype=plaintext" | sed 's/null.zone.file/\/etc\/bind\/nullzonefile.txt/g' > ad-blacklist

Make it executable

chmod +x update.sh

Execute update.sh to download adservers file

./update.sh

Verify file content, make sure the path is changed from:

zone "24pm-affiliation.com" { type master; notify no; file "null.zone.file"; }; to zone "24pm-affiliation.com" { type master; notify no; file "/etc/bind/nullzonefile.txt"; };

Create adblock zone file, we named it as nullzonefile.txt

$TTL    86400   ; one day  
@       IN      SOA     ads.example.com. hostmaster.example.com. (
               2014090102
                    28800
                     7200
                   864000
                    86400 )          
                NS      my.dns.server.org          
                A       $YOUR_DNS_SERVER_IP 
@       IN      A       $YOUR_DNS_SERVER_IP
*       IN      A       $YOUR_DNS_SERVER_IP

Reload bind9 configuration

rndc reload

Test your DNS Server

dig @localhost 24pm-affiliation.com

Should returned your own server ip address.

Reference:
https://charlieharvey.org.uk/page/adblocking_with_bind_apache
https://sfxpt.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/the-best-ad-blocking-method/
http://box.matto.nl/dnsadblok.html
http://www.deer-run.com/~hal/sysadmin/dns-advert.html
http://prefetch.net/blog/index.php/2006/05/27/using-bind-to-reduce-ad-server-content/

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