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#1 megamu  Icon User is offline

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Ad-blocking W/o Software.

Posted 23 June 2002 - 12:05 PM

Howdy friends.

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)


enjoi!

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Re: Ad-blocking W/o Software.

Posted 23 June 2002 - 03:41 PM

thanks, i had done this when i installed kazaa lite. but it was only 4 entires. thanks for all the others eko. :D
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Posted 23 June 2002 - 06:04 PM

good lord, thats a hell of a lot of ad hosters
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Posted 23 June 2002 - 09:25 PM

yup. I figure I've blocked at least the majority of em ;)

If you've set it up and still see an ad, find it's domain and tell me.
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Posted 23 June 2002 - 10:41 PM

Do you have the ads for AIM on there? If not I'll go in and find them, mine are still being seen :)
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Posted 24 June 2002 - 12:09 PM

the greatest thing about messing with somebody's host file is sending MSN.com, yahoo.com, and google.com to www.fatchicks4u.com... 's quite funny.
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Posted 24 June 2002 - 08:34 PM

/me thinks twistedsphere's mind is a lil twisted lol! j/k :P :P :P :lol: :P :lol: :D :rolleyes:
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Posted 24 June 2002 - 08:46 PM

ROFL... :genius:
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Posted 24 June 2002 - 08:53 PM

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ad-blocking W/o Software.

Posted 25 June 2002 - 10:36 AM

Thank You For this Most Useful Tip

Webmaster Wouldent this be better in OS as it would stay on the top longer

CARL :viking:
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