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Re: resolv.conf, /etc/hosts, Netscape and Banner Ads

On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 11:20:15AM -0500, Matt Bing wrote:

> > I block most banner ads (doubleclick and their ilk) on any workstation
> > where I regularly sit.  I do this by entering the loopback IP in the
> > /etc/hosts file for each blocked website and then setting the browser to
> > use manual proxy.
> The problem is that Netscape uses it's own resolver, not the systems.
> Maybe try ipf, or play some tricks with squid to return 1x1 transparent 
> gifs.

sleazier solution: use dnsspoof, in the upcoming release of dsniff.
it includes a default dnsspoof.hosts file that should block most web
banner ads for an entire LAN.




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