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Well, as in the biggest communism country on this planet, you have to "bypass" some block/censorship for some very famous websites. Youtube, Google, Facebook..

I have found a way to bypass via customized hosts but that's very annoying to set up hosts files in all my computers and update them from time to time.

So I am thinking of building up my own DNS server that I can easily update new hosts records to it.

Is there any tutorial that meets my requirements?


I want to use my Linode server in US. info about my server:

Linux version ( (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #1 SMP Tue Nov 10 16:29:17 UTC 2009


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Do you have a NAS by any chance? What router and operating systems do you use? – Paul Aug 23 '13 at 4:21
There are plenty of tutorials that meet this broad request - can you be more specific or advise things that haven't worked – 50-3 Aug 23 '13 at 5:36
@Paul what is "NAS"? – Aw Qirui Guo Aug 24 '13 at 7:48
@ekaj with a customized hosts file, I can access many sites! – Aw Qirui Guo Aug 24 '13 at 7:48 is a good tutorial on how to configure bind to have a front and rear facing DNS, assuming all the people you want to use your dns would be internal as I assume external users would put you at more risk than you want.

I might add that this might be in violation of particularly "Illegal Use. Stack Exchange may not be used for illegal purposes " which this would most likely fall under.

That said I dislike censorship, and feel that it's against what this site stands for so more power to you.

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Well, thanks very much and nice point. I am also very eager to know how will StackOverflow determine whether this did violated their policy! – Aw Qirui Guo Aug 24 '13 at 7:51

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