Large Varying IP Pools for DNS (CB Defense And Firewall Rules[SOLUTION]


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I'm not great with Linux so I want to verify my understanding of what your scripts are doing.

The script that runs every 5 minutes seems to run a lookup on that particular host and output the results to a text file.  Is that text file appended or overwritten?

The script that runs every 10 minutes looks for duplicates and outputs the results to a text file. Is that text file appended or overwritten?

The PA does a FQDN refresh every 30 minutes and I think it can only reference 10 results per FQDN so that won't work with the frequency or quantity that you need.

If the second script is appending so that you have a list of permitted IP addresses in that text file, then you can reference that file with an external dynamic list and build that into a security policy. We use many EDLs, including one that we publish internally for blocking certain sites. Our internal list only changes a few times a week so it's not all that dynamic. But its not clunky and works fine with minimal maintenance.

Not a great solution could push out a host file to all the endpoints with a bunch of the correct IP addresses and resolve them to That would control specifically which IPs the endpoints will try to access and not rely on DNS. 

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