Re: filtering out ads
Of course this is really a very good idea if you don't actually want to
use the internet. If we don't look at the ads the advertisers won't pay
anyone to put them there and the sites will all go away.
David Karlin wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 12:33:21PM -0400, Owen G. Emry wrote:
> > Interested in hearing different strategies for blocking ads. Presently I
> > use a mixture of input-chain firewall rules and redirection in my
> > /etc/hosts file.
> > Since I'm running DNS for my LAN, is there a way to set it up to block ads?
> > Also, there's one ad system I haven't figured out how to block: I've seen
> > many ads that have URLs "ads.admonitor.net" but nslookup claims this is a
> > nonexiststant host/network, so I can't add it to my firewalling rules. Any
> > ideas?
> Check out junkbuster:
> Package: junkbuster
> Version: 2.0-7.1
> Priority: optional
> Section: web
> Maintainer: Paul Haggart <email@example.com>
> Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1.2), dpkg (>=22.214.171.124)
> Suggests: www-browser
> Architecture: i386
> Filename: dists/stable/main/binary-i386/web/junkbuster_2.0-7.1.deb
> Size: 86966
> MD5sum: 32154c5802ede1ba033d6217c38f2a9d
> Description: The Internet Junkbuster!
> Junkbuster is an instrumentable proxy that filters the HTTP stream between
> web servers and browsers. It can prevent ads and other unwanted junk from
> appearing in your web browser.
> installed-size: 237
> I've installed it, but not yet adjusted the configuration.
> David Karlin
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