If you didn't already know, there is a file on your machine called "hosts" that your computer uses to look up IPs for server names, much like an address book. If it doesn't find it there, it asks your ISP.
WELL, by using the works of genious, you can set up an ad host with a local host IP and instead of connecting to your ISP to get the IP for the ad, if finds it in the host file and directs it to 127.0.0.1, which (unless you have apache installed) returns nothing to the ad space.
Over the past while, I have been compiling my hosts file and it has reached a large size. I thought I would give it out. You can take a look at it, replace your own hosts file with it, or append it to your current hosts file.
This HOSTS file is located here:
Linux * /etc
Windows 95/98/Me * c:\windows\
Windows NT/2000/XP * c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ or c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\
(you may need administrator access for Windows NT/2000)
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