PfBlockerNG v2.0 w/DNSBL



  • BBCan177,
    Any problems running your list import script on PFB 2.0?



  • Few things I found out while beta testing V2

    • First rule is take your time and be patient. Adding to may rules at once will casue alot of blocks you may or may not way. Wildcards are not supported, or wanted in most cases. For example adding google.com does not filter all the hosts for the domain, need to add each host that is being blocked to the filter lists
    • Make sure to double check ASN's, especially for large companies that have acquired other companies, more than one ASN might exist
      *** Unbound has an issue in my setup using OpenVPN connected to PIA. It does not start correctly when a network issue is sensed,  em1 or openvpn interfaces flap for example. The core problem seems to be how the rc scripts handle unbound reload.  They do a HUP vs reload to get around the cache being lost. Disabling "DHCP Registration" or "Static DHCP" was a workaround that allowed unbound to start correctly.
    • Checking "DHCP Registration" or "Static DHCP" causes other issues with unbound, this is a know issue being talked about in the DNS forum.  I added all my hosts host to unbound statically as a work around
    • I wanted to have my allow rules > pfb block rules > my block rules > my per interface rules.  Did this by enabling "Floating Rules" and using "pfb_pass/match  | pfsense pass/match |  pfb_block/reject"
    • If you have WIFI make sure to enable "DNSBL Firewall Rule" and select both LAN and WIFI or the NAT: Port Forward rule for 10.10.10.1 is not setup correctly.  If you don't change this setting things still work but everything runs slow over wifi.
    • Make sure to whitelist all the DNSBL sites FQDN via an allow aliases, some IPv4 block-lists include the IP space the DNSBL are found in
    • DBSBL is basicly a man in the middle for DNS so any site that is block but running https will create warrnings. Depending on how the brower is setup it might just ignore or not display the error.  CTRL+SHIFT+I on both Chrome and Firebox will bring up dev panel where you can see which pages are not loading. Chrome will show an error, Firefox will show a red slash throught the lock icon.
    • Noticed a list of domains in the Alexa top 1K that serve up ads, since I don't want this I added the following custom block list to my Ads DNS Group which will remove them from any DNS group that is using the Alexa top 1K filter. To confirm make sure "Enable Alexa Whitelist" is NOT checked for this DNS group.
    popcash.net
    www.popcash.net
    cdn.popcash.net
    outbrain.com
    www.outbrain.com
    onclickads.net
    www.onclickads.net
    googleadservices.com
    www.googleadservices.com
    adcash.com
    www.adcash.com
    popads.net
    www.popads.net
    popmyads.com
    www.popmyads.com
    
    
    • List of domains added to DNSBL Custom Domain Suppression to stop them from being blocked
    
    goo.gl
    google.com
    www.google.com
    mail.google.com
    docs.google.com
    sites.google.com
    fonts.googleapis.com
    cache.google.com
    clients.google.com
    clients0.google.com
    clients1.google.com
    clients2.google.com
    clients3.google.com
    clients4.google.com
    clients5.google.com
    clients6.google.com
    clients7.google.com
    clients8.google.com
    clients9.google.com
    www.maxmind.com
    s3.amazonaws.com
    fls-na.amazon.com
    login.live.com
    redis.io
    pgl.yoyo.org
    someonewhocares.org
    www.thingamajob.com
    winhelp2002.mvps.org
    hosts-file.net
    www.hosts-file.net
    adaway.org
    sysctl.org
    adblock.gjtech.net
    www.dshield.org
    malwaredomainlist.com
    malwaredomains.com
    bambenekconsulting.com
    malwarepatrol.net
    zeustracker.abuse.ch
    malc0de.com
    curl.haxx.se
    dl.dropboxusercontent.com
    whois.cymru.com
    github.com
    collector-cdn.github.com
    pivotal.github.com
    cloud.github.com
    raw.githubusercontent.com
    raw.github.com
    stopforumspam.com
    www.stopforumspam.com
    sourceforge.net
    www.sourceforge.net
    iweb.dl.sourceforge.net
    chase.com
    www.chase.com
    mint.com
    www.mint.com
    americanexpress.com
    www.americanexpress.com
    online.americanexpress.com
    linuxquestions.org
    www.linuxquestions.org
    optimizely.com
    www.optimizely.com
    api.optimizely.com
    cdn.optimizely.com
    cdn2.optimizely.com
    cdn3.optimizely.com
    slashdot.org
    www.slashdot.org
    ebay.com
    www.ebay.com
    rover.ebay.com
    srx.main.ebayrtm.com
    openbl.org
    www.openbl.org
    www.us.openbl.org
    delta.com
    www.delta.com
    aa.com
    www.aa.com
    cruisesonly.com
    www.cruisesonly.com
    ripe.net
    www.ripe.net
    weather.com
    www.weather.com
    lacnic.net
    www.lacnic.net
    tvrage.com
    services.tvrage.com
    www.tvrage.com
    publicbt.com
    device.maxmind.com
    www.boingo.com
    xda-developers.com
    www.xda-developers.com
    forum.xda-developers.com
    opengapps.org
    download.mono-project.com
    
    
    • Ads DNS Group

    • Update Frequency: Once a Day

    • Enable Alexa Whitelist: NOT Enabled

    • Add Custom Block List noted above

    
    http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/serverlist.php?hostformat=hosts&mimetype=plaintextoup	yoyo
    http://hosts-file.net/ad_servers.txt							hphosts_ats
    https://adaway.org/hosts.txt								adaway
    http://sysctl.org/cameleon/hosts							syctrl
    http://adblock.gjtech.net/?format=unix-hosts						gjtech
    
    
    • Privacy Fraud DNS Group

    • Update Frequency: Once a Day

    • Enable Alexa Whitelist: Enabled

    
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_tracking.txt			disconnect_basic
    http://hosts-file.net/fsa.txt								hphost_fsa
    http://hosts-file.net/hjk.txt								hphost_hjk
    http://hosts-file.net/pha.txt								hphost_psh
    https://www.dshield.org/feeds/suspiciousdomains_High.txt				dshield_sdh
    
    
    • Malware Exploit DNS Group

    • Update Frequency: Once a Day

    • Enable Alexa Whitelist: Enabled

    
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_malvertising.txt			disconnect_malvertising
    http://www.malwaredomainlist.com/hostslist/hosts.txt					malwaredomainlist
    http://mirror1.malwaredomains.com/files/justdomains					malwaredomains			
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_malware.txt				disconnect_malware
    http://hosts-file.net/emd.txt								hphosts_emd
    http://hosts-file.net/exp.txt								hphosts_exp
    http://hosts-file.net/mmt.txt								hphosts_mmt
    https://lists.malwarepatrol.net/cgi/getfile?receipt=f1442112770&product=8&list=dansguardian malwarepatrol
    https://zeustracker.abuse.ch/blocklist.php?download=domainblocklist			zeustracker
    https://malc0de.com/bl/BOOT								malc0de
    
    
    • SPAM DNS Group

    • Update Frequency: Once a Day

    • Enable Alexa Whitelist: Enabled

    
    http://hosts-file.net/grm.txt								hphost_grm
    http://hosts-file.net/hfs.txt								hphost_hfs
    https://spam404bl.com/blacklist.txt							spam_404
    
    
    • Malicious DNS Group

    • Update Frequency: Once a Day

    • Enable Alexa Whitelist: Enabled

    
    http://hosts-file.net/hphosts-partial.txt						hphost_partial
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt							mvps_hosts
    http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/hosts							SomeoneWhoCares
    https://gist.githubusercontent.com/BBcan177/4a8bf37c131be4803cb2/raw			BBcan177
    
    
    • BambenekConsulting DNS Group

    • Update Frequency: Once a Day

    • Enable Alexa Whitelist: Enabled

    
    http://osint.bambenekconsulting.com/feeds/dga-feed.gz					bambenek_dga
    http://osint.bambenekconsulting.com/feeds/c2-dommasterlist.txt				bambenek_c2
    
    

    Thanks
    Tony M.**



  • @vito:

    BBCan177,
    Any problems running your list import script on PFB 2.0?

    This scripted worked without an issue for me.



  • Oops! I found ZeuS Tracker is shut down, I hope it is only temporary.



  • @fraglord:

    Can you elaborate? I have multi-wan and forwarding disabled and everything works.

    If you enable forwarding mode then a foward-zone named "." is created as well as some forward-addr entries with the DNS servers you sepcified system->general setup.
    Default behavior of unbound is to query the Root servers. But if you have a multi-WAN configuration and need to specifiy a different DNS server for each WAN(gateway) you need forwarding mode to be enabled. So yeah, works without forwarding mode for some multi-WAN configs that are fine with just the Root servers.

    Thank you.



  • I am receiving certificate invalid errors after enabling the DNSBL when navigating certain sites - so far the culprit seems to mainly be googleads.g.doubleclick.net when trying to serve content over an HTTPS enabled website.

    The attempt still shows in the Alerts tab of pfBlockerNG, the main site still loads, but it seems to be wanting to use the firewall's self signed certificate as the certificate for the ad server host.

    Did I miss a setting somewhere to prevent this from happening?


  • Banned

    There's no such setting anywhere and no way to prevent this from happening really, except for whitelisting the domain.



  • @Atlan

    To a certain extent, this isn't surprising.  pfBlockerNG essentially has to Man-in-the-Midde HTTPS.  If the ad is being loaded from an HTTPS server (I don't necessarily mean the page you're viewing, rather where the ad itself is coming from), then pfBlockerNG redirects you to its own little webserver running on your pfsense box, and, since is done over HTTPS, that webserver uses a generic, default certificate.  It's a different cert than what is used for the pfsense WebGUI.  For various reasons, pfBlockerNG uses the same certifcate for every blocked HTTPS resource.  This creates a problem because the name in the certificate doesn't match the domain name of the blocked resource, which is why you see certificate warnings.  There's no good way around this, though.  Attempting to dynamically create valid certs off a CA running on the pfsense box would be both complicated and slow.

    But, I'm a little surprised you're seeing warnings.  I used to see warnings occasionally, but I haven't for a while.  I thought browsers just started silently dropping HTTPS connections to external resources when there's a bad certificate.

    Can you provide additional information to reproduce this?  What browser are you using?  What webpage were you accessing?  If I can see an example, and maybe inspect a packet capture and page source code may be I can see what's going on.



  • What about setting your virtual address to 0.0.0.0? As that whole /8 is non-routable, you wouldn't get the cert error. It would just silently fail to load ads.



  • @mbarnes:

    What about setting your virtual address to 0.0.0.0? As that whole /8 is non-routable, you wouldn't get the cert error. It would just silently fail to load ads.

    While that might hide the cert error, there would be downsides.  First, some some pages will hang as they wait for the ad server to respond.  Second, blackholing the traffic completely by setting the VIP to something other than the DNSBL webserver will disable alerts.  That would create problems, because the regular ad-blocking lists WILL break some sites and mobile apps.  The alerts are, by far, the easiest way to track down problems.

    There are better plausible workarounds, but we need to see some examples to understand under what circumstances people run into cert errors.



  • Sorry if this is stupid question.  I am using OpenDNS and wondered if I can use DNSBL along with it?  The only way I was able to get alert data was by changing the DNS settings on my PC.

    Thanks.


  • Banned

    @BIGGRIMTIM:

    Sorry if this is stupid question.  I am using OpenDNS and wondered if I can use DNSBL along with it?  The only way I was able to get alert data was by changing the DNS settings on my PC.

    Not in this way. If you point your clients to pfSense as DNS server and use OpenDNS as forwarders for Unbound, then yes it should work.



  • @Atlan:

    I am receiving certificate invalid errors after enabling the DNSBL when navigating certain sites - so far the culprit seems to mainly be googleads.g.doubleclick.net when trying to serve content over an HTTPS enabled website.

    The attempt still shows in the Alerts tab of pfBlockerNG, the main site still loads, but it seems to be wanting to use the firewall's self signed certificate as the certificate for the ad server host.

    Did I miss a setting somewhere to prevent this from happening?

    Ya ran into the same problem while beta testing, completely forgot about this issue until I read your post :) For a quick fix I created a CA and web certificate via pfsense GUI then copies this cert to /var/unbound/dnsbl_cert.pem which dnsbl light http will use.  Then push out the CA to all the desktops, could be done via GPO or login scripts. With https://letsencrypt.org/ picking up traction, everything is going to be running over TLS or SSL soon going to have to implement this type of fix.

    **EDIT: Sorry guys did a bad job on this post and what I was doing, it does not fix the underlying issue with the TLS stream being bad because the cert is not valid, reggie14 did a much better job testing this than I. In my setup is simply helped limit the errors in Chrome. Again just a quick fix that might help. Again sorry for the confusion.

    FYI the update from Chrome 45 to 46 made a difference in what come up under security warnings:
    http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/10/chrome-finally-kills-off-the-http-https-mixed-content-warning/**

    Thanks
    Tony M



  • Getting this EasyList error for w/o elements.

    [ DNSBL_EasyList - w/o Elements ] Download FAIL
      Could not determine IP address of host.
      Firewall and/or IDS are not blocking download.


  • Banned

    @Asterix:

    Getting this EasyList error for w/o elements.

    [ DNSBL_EasyList - w/o Elements ] Download FAIL
      Could not determine IP address of host.
      Firewall and/or IDS are not blocking download.

    Well that's not a package error. You need working DNS. :D

    
    $ host easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org
    easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org has address 148.251.139.76
    easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org has address 144.76.100.145
    easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org has IPv6 address 2a01:4f8:200:114f::2
    easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org has IPv6 address 2a01:4f8:192:7126::2
    
    


  • @doktornotor:

    @Asterix:

    Getting this EasyList error for w/o elements.

    [ DNSBL_EasyList - w/o Elements ] Download FAIL
      Could not determine IP address of host.
      Firewall and/or IDS are not blocking download.

    Well that's not a package error. You need working DNS. :D

    
    $ host easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org
    easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org has address 148.251.139.76
    easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org has address 144.76.100.145
    easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org has IPv6 address 2a01:4f8:200:114f::2
    easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org has IPv6 address 2a01:4f8:192:7126::2
    
    

    Filter out easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org via DNSBL as well as add it to an allow alias and see if this helps. Depending out how you having things setup could be blocking.  Host lookup most likely works because it's doing is via unbound. Just a thought let us know :)

    Tony M



  • I must be doing something wrong as when I load a page containing ads the page load stops until ad servers are timed out. Also in Status -> Services, dnsbl is showed as stopped. Can't seem to find any error logs about it anywhere. Also my alerts tab is empty besides the Deny list.

    I configured dnsbl as instructed on page 1 and have double checked everything to be the same way. Though maybe the reason is that my clients use my domain controller as their dns which forwards to pfsense which in turn forwards to OpenDNS. Any ideas where I went wrong?



  • @shopro:

    I must be doing something wrong as when I load a page containing ads the page load stops until ad servers are timed out. Also in Status -> Services, dnsbl is showed as stopped. Can't seem to find any error logs about it anywhere. Also my alerts tab is empty besides the Deny list.

    I configured dnsbl as instructed on page 1 and have double checked everything to be the same way. Though maybe the reason is that my clients use my domain controller as their dns which forwards to pfsense which in turn forwards to OpenDNS. Any ideas where I went wrong?

    dnsbl show as stopped is not a good sign, are you sure dnsbl check box is enabled as well as unbound (DNS Resolver)?



  • @tonymorella:

    @shopro:

    I must be doing something wrong as when I load a page containing ads the page load stops until ad servers are timed out. Also in Status -> Services, dnsbl is showed as stopped. Can't seem to find any error logs about it anywhere. Also my alerts tab is empty besides the Deny list.

    I configured dnsbl as instructed on page 1 and have double checked everything to be the same way. Though maybe the reason is that my clients use my domain controller as their dns which forwards to pfsense which in turn forwards to OpenDNS. Any ideas where I went wrong?

    dnsbl show as stopped is not a good sign, are you sure dnsbl check box is enabled as well as unbound (DNS Resolver)?

    Yes, both dnsbl and unbound check box's are checked. The funny thing is that it blocks the ad's when enabled, but doesn't seem to use the 1x1 gif and instead just times out the servers.



  • @shopro:

    @tonymorella:

    @shopro:

    I must be doing something wrong as when I load a page containing ads the page load stops until ad servers are timed out. Also in Status -> Services, dnsbl is showed as stopped. Can't seem to find any error logs about it anywhere. Also my alerts tab is empty besides the Deny list.

    I configured dnsbl as instructed on page 1 and have double checked everything to be the same way. Though maybe the reason is that my clients use my domain controller as their dns which forwards to pfsense which in turn forwards to OpenDNS. Any ideas where I went wrong?

    dnsbl show as stopped is not a good sign, are you sure dnsbl check box is enabled as well as unbound (DNS Resolver)?

    Yes, both dnsbl and unbound check box's are checked. The funny thing is that it blocks the ad's when enabled, but doesn't seem to use the 1x1 gif and instead just times out the servers.

    If the dnsbl web server is not running this is what I would expect, request will not have a response and will time out.  Anything in /var/log/pfblockerng/dnsbl_error.log and dnsbl.log files?



  • The dnsbl_error.log seems normal, no errors or anything else like that. The dnsbl.log says "Log file is empty or does not exist." which I assume is because the service isn't started.



  • @shopro:

    The dnsbl_error.log seems normal, no errors or anything else like that. The dnsbl.log says "Log file is empty or does not exist." which I assume is because the service isn't started.

    Got it working by completely removing the package and settings and reinstalling, removing settings was the key though no idea what was wrong. Now it starts as it should.



  • Upgraded to 2.0, now always see the yellow sign on the status page with the following tooltip:

    pfBlockerNG deDuplcation is out of sync. Perform a Force Reload to correct.

    Tried Force Reload, Update, Cron, selecting/de-selecting deduplication is settings - nothing helps.
    This warning goes off only if deduplication is disabled.



  • Banned

    @tonymorella:

    Host lookup most likely works because it's doing is via unbound. Just a thought let us know :)

    Well, it's not. Also not blocked, otherwise it'd be resolved to the DNSBL VIP.

    @AndrewZ:

    Tried Force Reload, Update, Cron, selecting/de-selecting deduplication is settings - nothing helps.
    This warning goes off only if deduplication is disabled.

    Probably easier to just wipe the lists:

    
    rm -rf /var/db/pfblockerng/
    
    

    Reinstall the package and run 'Force Update' after that.


  • Moderator

    @Atlan:

    I am receiving certificate invalid errors after enabling the DNSBL when navigating certain sites - so far the culprit seems to mainly be googleads.g.doubleclick.net when trying to serve content over an HTTPS enabled website.

    @Atlan, As indicated in reggie14's post, if you can reply back with the following questions below and we can go from there.

    @reggie14:

    Can you provide additional information to reproduce this?  What browser are you using?  What webpage were you accessing?  If I can see an example, and maybe inspect a packet capture and page source code may be I can see what's going on.

    @shopro:

    @shopro:

    The dnsbl_error.log seems normal, no errors or anything else like that. The dnsbl.log says "Log file is empty or does not exist." which I assume is because the service isn't started.

    Got it working by completely removing the package and settings and reinstalling, removing settings was the key though no idea what was wrong. Now it starts as it should.

    If there are errors starting/stopping the DNSBL service, those will be logged to the pfSense System log.  The RC file for the DNSBL service is here (/usr/local/etc/rc.d/dnsbl.sh [stop|start|restart])

    @shopro:

    The dnsbl_error.log seems normal, no errors or anything else like that. The dnsbl.log says "Log file is empty or does not exist." which I assume is because the service isn't started.

    The dnsbl_error.log is actually an error log for DNSBL Lighttpd. I will be renaming this file to something else to avoid this confusion. This log is used to collect any HTTPS alerts from the Lighttpd conditional error process (debug.log-condition-handling option).

    @AndrewZ:

    Upgraded to 2.0, now always see the yellow sign on the status page with the following tooltip:

    This warning indicates that the masterfile is out of sync with the files in the /deny folder. This is a new feature that was added to v2.0 to warn users about this issue. Usually running a 'Force Reload' is sufficient to fix that warning; however, clearing out all the files and starting fresh might be needed in certain conditions. If this is still an issue, please review the pfblockerng.log file for other clues.

    @doktornotor:

    Probably easier to just wipe the lists:

    
    rm -rf /var/db/pfblockerng/
    
    

    Reinstall the package and run 'Force Update' after that.

    Can also just uncheck 'Keep Settings' and Disable 'pfBNG' and 'Save' which will do the same :)

    @doktornotor:

    @Asterix:

    Getting this EasyList error for w/o elements.

    [ DNSBL_EasyList - w/o Elements ] Download FAIL
      Could not determine IP address of host.
      Firewall and/or IDS are not blocking download.

    Well, it's not. Also not blocked, otherwise it'd be resolved to the DNSBL VIP.

    I will be adding another validation on failed downloads to check if the 'Host Address' returns as the DNSBL VIP address (Meaning DNSBL is blocking the download), and adding that to the Error Response. But yes, if the error is "Could not determine IP address of host.", then there was another issue with the DNS lookup that failed. If DNSBL was blocking this download, that error message would not be displayed.



  • @BBcan177

    'If there are errors starting/stopping the DNSBL service, those will be logged to the pfSense System log.  The RC file for the DNSBL service is here (/usr/local/etc/rc.d/dnsbl.sh [stop|start|restart])'

    I didn't see anything logged in my system log to help me identify my problem.  Luckily I saw your post - :)

    My DNSBL service won't start.  When I attempt to start it from command line it comes back with:

    
    [2.2.5-RELEASE][root@cerberus.home]/root: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dnsbl.sh start
    2015-11-22 12:06:31: (network.c.542) SSL: BIO_read_filename('/var/unbound/dnsbl_cert.pem') failed
    

    when I dive into 'var/unbound/' there is no 'dnsbl_cert.pem' file.

    I would rather not lose all of my settings to reinstall the package.  I've already tried this with the box checked 'keep settings' but it still didn't let the service start.  Is there a way to get the file 'dnsbl_cert.pem' or a way to backup my settings and reapply them after I completely wipe the package?

    thank you!

    ;D


  • Moderator

    @docjay:

    Is there a way to get the file 'dnsbl_cert.pem' or a way to backup my settings and reapply them after I completely wipe the package?

    If you run 'Force Update' that pem file should be automatically created.



  • Just did a 'force update' and it still didn't create the 'dnsbl_cert.pem' file.  ..and I do have 'Enable DNSBL' checked.

    from the log viewer:

    http://pastebin.com/HbA3ZRiK

    Thanks


  • Moderator

    It looks like Cron was running in the background when you pressed "Save"… This was in the log:

    ** DNSBL Disabled **

    Try another 'Force update'. You also have to change the 'State' to 'Flex' for some of those lists that are failing.

    Also Toasted Spam has this URL
    http://toastedspam.com/deny

    Also put 'StopForumSpam' into its own Alias and set the frequency to 'Once per day', as that List is rate-limiting connections.



  • Okay - I uncheck the 'enable DNSBL' box, saved it & then rechecked it.  Saved it again, all while I made sure CRON was not running.

    I also made the changes you suggested, thanks!  :D

    log:  http://pastebin.com/jHQnF1qH

    it still tells me

    DNSBL Disabled


  • Moderator

    One of the required DNSBL settings is missing. Do you have the DNS Resolver (Unbound) enabled?

    I also fixed an issue with the Download Failure function.
    https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense-packages/pull/1192



  • I was just replying to you about my mistake!  ::)

    @BBcan177

    Sorry to waste your time.  I didn't have the DNS Resolver enabled.  I disabled the DNS forwarder, enabled DNS Resolver & did another 'force update' & it built the file and updated the config.

    Thanks & again, sorry!


  • Moderator

    NP. This will probably help someone else who hits the same scenario. Either way, seeing your 'pfblockerng.log' tweaked me to check the code and find a small error with the download failure function. ;)



  • You da man - DNSBL is so worth while, thanks for all of your hard work & for the re-write!  ;D  It makes websites load much faster & I get the screw over the man by not looking at ads.

    I will be donating to you if you accept donations.

    –** Good Job**--



  • Hey BB.

    I'd just like some clarification as I'm not sure what the differences are.

    I'm currently making use of IPv4 lists in PfBlockerNG. For example, I have the "spyware" iblocklist as an alias, and deny outbound.

    As you know, this converts the lists into a Firewall IP Alias and denies Outbound on LAN for this Alias.

    What's the point in using the DNSBL then? I understand if I want to block the domain "facebook.com" I can do that with DNSBL, but if I'm only really making use of iblocklist.com and your bambenekconsulting lists, there's no need for me to make use of DNSBL correct?

    If I haven't understood it correct, please let me know :)



  • I'm having the same issue as the other fellow that the dnsbl web server is not starting. I don't see any errors in the System -> General logs either.



  • I recommend to use deinstall and install new package, not use reinstall…

    Maybe this way will help.


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    @mygeeknc:

    I'm having the same issue as the other fellow that the dnsbl web server is not starting. I don't see any errors in the System -> General logs either.

    Checklist:

    • pfBlockerNG enabled in General Tab

    • DNSBL enabled in DNSBL Tab

    • VIP, port and ssl port defined in DNSBL Tab

    • DNS Resolver enabled

    Then run a 'Force Update'. If it still doesn't start, execute the following and see if it shows any additional info:

    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dnsbl.sh start
    

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    @michaelmullanyza:

    What's the point in using the DNSBL then? I understand if I want to block the domain "facebook.com" I can do that with DNSBL, but if I'm only really making use of iblocklist.com and your bambenekconsulting lists, there's no need for me to make use of DNSBL correct?

    There are several other lists the perform better than IBlock lists. They have too many false positives. See the script that I wrote to add over 50+ different blocklists for IP Reputation.

    Both IP Reputation and DNSBL achieve two different layer of protection. Not too mention that DNSBL also properly handles ADvert blocking.

    Some additional reading:
    https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/dns/dns-sinkhole-33523


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    @BBcan177:

    I also fixed an issue with the Download Failure function.
    https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense-packages/pull/1192

    Pull Request has been merged. Latest version is 2.0.1


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