Subject: Re: suggest "how to create ad blocking using /etc/hosts" for doc
To: jc.sb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Daniel de Kok <email@example.com>
Date: 08/26/2004 19:44:36
On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 10:39:49AM -0700, jc.sb wrote:
> It is easy on unix to create ad blocking for the web using
> /etc/hosts file to redirect certain domains to localhost.
> For example,
> 127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
In my personal opinion it is a somewhat broken approach, because
you are throwing a bunch of 404s or connection refused messages
to your browser. There are much more useful approaches, like using
Adblock for Mozilla/FireFox:
or an Opera ad blocker:
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