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DNS Sinkhole ISO Version 2.0

After 4 years (previous version 1.3 Jun 2012), I'm releasing DNS Sinkhole version 2.0 in 64-bit only that can be used with either Bind or PowerDNS; containing the following changes:

- Updated to Slackware 14.1 with Linux kernel 3.10.17
- Added inetsim in the /opt directory as a limited alternative to collect redirected sinkhole information
- Updated PowerAdmin to version 2.1.7 with DNSSEC support
- Updated pdns to version 3.4.7
- Updated pdns-recursor to version 3.7.3

As per previous versions, you can update the Slackware OS packages with /root/ shell script. All the custom packages I have created (CD Z directory) will be updated by executing /root/ shell script. I will update and release those as necessary.

I have terminated the maintenance of the 32-bit version but it is still available for download and the patches are still maintained by Slackware.

Version 2.0 is available for direct download here, the MD5 here and the documentation here. The documentation is also on the CD in the rel_note directory. My SANS paper on DNS Sinkhole here.

Happy hunting and host/domain sinking!


Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc.
Twitter: GuyBruneau
gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu


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ISC Handler
Jun 12th 2016
great work, looking forward to giving it a spin

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Kudos! Really appreciate it.
In the 2010 article on DNS sinkhole's you mention a couple of feeds, but most of them are gone now.
Do you have an update on what feeds are available and usefull? For instance the ransomware tracker:

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